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Area students awarded workforce development scholarships

Eligible programs are located on all four of M State's campuses, in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

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WADENA — Sixty-five Minnesota State Community and Technical College students enrolled in degree and diploma programs that lead to high-demand occupations have been awarded $2,500 scholarships this academic year, thanks to the Minnesota Legislature's Workforce Development Scholarship program.
Eligible M State students pursuing careers in the fields of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, early childhood education, healthcare services, information technology and transportation have received a combined total of $162,500 in Workforce Development Scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year. Those scholarships can be renewed a second year for a total award of $5,000 per student ($325,000 combined) over four semesters.

Eligible programs are located on all four of M State's campuses, in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. Local students include:

Jessica Savela, Dental Hygiene-AAS
Brady Lake, Electrical Technology: Electrician-Dip
Haylee Wold, Psychology Transfer Pathway - AA

  • Bria Hoyhtya, Electrical Technology: Electrician-Dip
  • Reagan Weniger, Associate Degree Nursing-AS


  • Nathan Bolduc, Electrical Line Worker-Diploma
  • Isabel Ellingson, Early Childhood & Educ Transfer Pathway
  • Lars Webster, Electrical Line Worker-Diploma

Students who enroll in one of the qualified programs at M State and complete a FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) are automatically considered for the scholarship, which covers about half the cost of annual tuition and fees.

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