Workforce Development Scholarships Fund 45 Students Pursuing High-Demand Careers

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Northwest Technical College awarded $112,500 in Workforce Development Scholarships to 45 students enrolled in programs that support in-demand careers.

Funded by an appropriation from the legislature, the WDS program offers $2,500 scholarships to students who enroll in programs leading to high-demand occupations in healthcare services, advanced manufacturing, information technology, transportation, early childhood education or agriculture.

Students enrolled in eligible programs can receive two years of financial support up to $5,000, plus a third-year if they complete a two-year degree and transfer to one of Minnesota State’s four-year universities.

Scholarship priority is given to first-year, full-time NTC students but, new this year, awards were also available to returning students.

The $2,500 scholarships cover about half the cost of full-time tuition at NTC before federal and state grants and other scholarships and are awarded to Minnesota residents.

The 2020-2021 Workforce Development Scholarship recipients were:

  • Brent Babineau, an automotive service and performance freshman from Pennington.
  • Jennifer Beck, a medical coding freshman from International Falls.
  • Megan Birkholz, a nursing freshman from East Grand Forks.
  • Lauren Blomberg, a young child education sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Alexandra Bonsack, a nursing sophomore from Fosston.
  • Allyson Boman, a childcare freshman from Akeley.
  • Illeana Brown, a health science freshman from Bena.
  • Ciana Campbell, a health science freshman from Walker.
  • Kody Dacas, an automotive service and performance freshman from Montgomery.
  • Michelle Dudley, a medical coding sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Jolene Dwelis, a nursing sophomore from Circle Pines.
  • Jade Frenzel, a dental assisting freshman from Puposky.
  • Anna Garrigan, a young child education freshman from Bemidji.
  • Rachel Harris, a young child education sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Samantha Hatch, a nursing sophomore from Crosby.
  • Jerrica Headbird, a health science freshman from Pennington.
  • Austin Herr, an automotive service and performance freshman from Bovey.
  • Nicole Jaranson, a nursing sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Alicia Johnson, a medical coding student from Avon.
  • Gage Julin, a health science freshman from Clearbrook.
  • Emma Kedrowski, a dental assisting sophomore from Long Prairie.
  • Jalayna Kelley, a dental assisting freshman from Red Lake Falls.
  • Kody Kohlhoff, an engineering technology freshman from Bemidji.
  • Kari Koshenina, a nursing sophomore from New York Mills.
  • Samuel Lalone, a nursing sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Brandon Strelow, an automotive service and performance sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Roy Strelow, an automotive service and performance sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Jessica Marquedant, a nursing sophomore from Holdingford.
  • Heather Mattingly, a nursing sophomore from Webster.
  • Keegan Meagher, a practical nursing sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Grace Nyland, a nursing sophomore from Fosston.
  • Hyunkyung Park, a health science student from Bemidji.
  • Lorrie Prickett, a nursing student from Bemidji.
  • Jennifer Rudquist, a medical coding freshman from Hackensack.
  • Kaitlyn Scharrer, a nursing sophomore from Aitkin.
  • Kelsey Schlagel, a nursing sophomore from Aitkin.
  • Cassie Schoon, a nursing sophomore from Park Rapids.
  • Stephanie Schurman, a nursing sophomore from Bemidji.
  • Grace Sorenson, a practical nursing sophomore from Newfolden.
  • Danica Swanson, a dental assisting student from Bemidji.
  • Payton Week, a medical coding freshman from Longville.
  • Kaitlyn White, a dental assisting sophomore from Laporte.
  • Kirah Otting, a dental assisting freshman from Bagley.
  • Heath Simmons, an automotive service and performance freshman from Crookston.

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MN State logoNorthwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit ntcmn.edu.