Northwest Technical College Awards a Record Amount of Scholarships

Northwest Technical College awarded a record dollar amount of scholarships for Fall 2021, distributing more than $50,000 in funds to 50 recipients during a Sept. 23 recognition breakfast. The college has distributed $42,800, $44,030 and $37,500 annually since 2018.

With a combined value of $53,500, the 2021 awarded scholarships were supported by the NTC Foundation and included the George W. Neilson Foundation Scholarship, the Uran Family Scholarship, the Fred Breen Scholarship, the Paul Bunyan Communications Scholarship, the Ottertail Power Company, the Mississippi Headwaters Bloodbank, the Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club, Montana-Dakota Utilities Resources Foundation and the Dick’s Plumbing and Heating Scholarship.

During the Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, recipients were individually introduced during the reception and received a letter of congratulation from NTC President Faith C. Hensrud.

“We really see our mission come to life through the scholarship recognition ceremony,” Ashley Johnson, NTC’s Foundation development officer, said. “We are connecting our donors to the students they are supporting through scholarships. Plus it’s important to celebrate quality technical education and the students who are working hard to become our future workforce.”

Additionally, Darrin Strosahl, NTC’s vice president for academic and student affairs, and Johnson acknowledged the students.

Northwest Technical College Foundation General Scholarship

  • Daltin Ackerman, a sophomore studying electrical construction from Pequot Lakes.
  • Jamie Larson, a sophomore studying nursing from Merrifield.
  • Michael Neis, a freshman studying residential plumbing and heating from Nevis.
  • Hayle Willson, a sophomore studying nursing from Grand Forks, North Dakota.

George W. Neilson Foundation Scholarship

  • Madelyn Anderson, a freshman studying child care from Bemidji.
  • Brooklyn Borwege, a freshman studying health sciences from Walker.
  • Summer Current, a freshman studying health sciences from Bemidji.
  • Esther Goodman, a freshman studying automotive service and performance from Bemidji.
  • Austin Gunderman, a freshman studying residential plumbing and heating from Brewster.
  • Destiny Harris, a freshman studying health sciences from Redby.
  • Micah Lievsay, a freshman studying commercial refrigeration from Northome.
  • Chase Lusignan, a freshman studying electrical construction from Elk River.
  • Jared Liend, a freshman studying automotive service and performance from Bemidji.
  • John McMenimen, a freshman studying electrical construction from Hines.
  • Steven Mayers, a freshman studying automotive service and performance from Kelliher.
  • Kaleb Neadeau, a freshman studying residential plumbing and heating from Warroad.
  • Sydney Rentz, a freshman studying health sciences from Bemidji.
  • Ericka Rose, a sophomore studying nursing from Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • Tyler Simon, a freshman studying electrical construction from Bemidji.
  • Thomas Schoessow, a freshman studying residential plumbing and heating from Wyoming.
  • Ashley Sullivan, a sophomore studying nursing and health sciences from Hammond, Wisconsin.
  • Kara Waage, a sophomore studying medical coding from Lino Lakes.
  • Alyson Wicks, a freshman studying dental assisting from Longville.
  • Samuel Winn, a freshman studying residential plumbing and heating from Frazee.

Uran Family Scholarship

  • Sheryl Abbott, a student studying medical coding from Rockford.
  • Jennifer Dox, a sophomore studying health sciences from Aitkin.

Fred Breen Scholarship

  • Chad Butler, a sophomore studying nursing and health sciences from Bemidji.
  • Del Eckman, a sophomore styling electrical construction from Staples.
  • Malorie Grauman, a sophomore studying commercial refrigeration from Tenstrike.
  • Nicole Jaranson, a sophomore studying nursing and health sciences from Bemidji.
  • Tiffany Nordstrom, a freshman studying nursing and health sciences from Bemidji.
  • Rangitau Heta-Lane, a sophomore studying nursing from Bemidji.

Paul Bunyan Communications Scholarship

  • Jennifer Rudquist, a sophomore studying medical coding from Hackensack.

Otter Tail Power Company Scholarship

  • Zachary Hubbard, a freshman studying electrical construction from Columbus.
  • Joshua Roudebush, a freshman studying electrical construction from Clearbrook.
  • Mitchell Willard, a sophomore studying electrical construction from Bemidji.

Mississippi Headwaters Bloodbank

  • Heather Barstad, a sophomore studying nursing and health sciences from Fosston.
  • Alexandra Bonsack, a sophomore studying nursing from Fosston.
  • Rachel Lash, a sophomore studying nursing from Bemidji.
  • Samantha Papp-Richards, a sophomore studying practical nursing and health sciences from Bemidji.
  • Ovis Polo, a student studying health sciences from Bemidji.

Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto

  • Jared Liend, a freshman studying automotive service and performance from Bemidji.
  • Steven Mayers, a freshman studying automotive service and performance from Kelliher.

Dick’s Plumbing and Heating Scholarship

  • Alexander Novak, a sophomore studying residential plumbing and heating from Bemidji.
  • Henry Steever, a freshman studying residential plumbing and heating from Bemidji.

Sandy Johanning Award for Compassion

  • Bailey Haugan, a sophomore studying nursing from Pinewood.
  • Olha Finnelly, a post graduate student studying nursing from Dnipro, Ukraine.
  • Josiah Bakke, a freshman studying practical nursing from Bemidji.

All towns listed above are in Minnesota unless otherwise noted.

Contact

  • Ashley Johnson, executive director of the Northwest Technical College Foundation; (218) 759-2057, ashley.johnson@ntcmn.edu

Links

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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.