Kick Start Scholarship


Description:  Free tuition for one year and up to a $1,000 stipend for books, supplies, and tools to attend PTCC.  


  • Must be a 2019 graduate from Braham, East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson, Isle, North Branch, Mora, Ogilvie, Pine City, or Willow River.  
  • Family was eligible for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program during student’s senior year. 
  • Must be enrolled in a PTCC program of study.


Access to Success Scholarship

Description: Free tuition and up to a $1000 stipend for books, supplies, and tools. 


  • Must be a MN Resident
  • Must be enrolled in a qualifying high growth, high demand PTCC qualified program
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and be part of one of these target populations: 
    • Individual of color
    • Individual lacking stable housing
    • Individual with a criminal record
    • Individual with disabilities
    • Individual with limited English or Math proficiency
    • Individual at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty level


Workforce Development Scholarship

Description:   $3,500 Scholarship

  • $3500 scholarship to high school seniors graduating from Cambridge-Isanti, Chisago Lakes, Elk River, Forest Lake, Milaca, Princeton, Rogers, Spectrum, or Zimmerman
  • Must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits to one of the following programs:  Manufacturing, Health Care services, or Information Technology.


Frandsen Family Foundation Scholarship for Rush City and Luck High SchoolSeniors

Description: Two years of tuition-free college for Rush City and Luck High School graduates attending Pine Technical and Community College.  Includes a $1,000 stipend for books, tools, and supplies

Eligibility:  High school graduate from Rush City, MN or Luck, WI attending college the semester following receipt of High School diploma.  


Pine Technical & Community College Foundation Scholarships

Description:   Full-time scholarship award up to $1,250 and Part-Time Scholarship up to $750.


  • Must be a new or returning PTCC student with a declared major.
  • Registered for a minimum of 12 credits for full-time award and a minimum of 6 credits for part-time award. 
  • Must submit responses to 3 essays and recent letter of recommendation.


LeadMN Scholarships

LeadMN offers several different scholarships, each with different deadlines and eligibility criteria. Please visit the LeadMN Scholarship webpage for more detailed information.


Trustee Emeritus Robert Erickson Part-Time Student Scholarship

PTCC, on behalf of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, historically awards one student a Trustee Emeritus Robert Erickson Scholarship in the amount of $1,024 for an academic year. To be eligible, students must be a working adult, taking no more than 11 credits per semester. Information regarding applying for the next cycle will posted here soon - check back!

Description: Two years of tuition-free college for Rush City and Luck High School graduates attending Pine Technical and Community College.  Includes a $1,000 stipend for books, tools, and supplies

Eligibility:  High school graduate from Rush City, MN or Luck, WI attending college the semester following receipt of High School diploma. 


T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® MINNESOTA

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their education, compensation and commitment to the field. For information on eligibility, applications, and other details visit Child Care Aware's T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® scholarship page or contact

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota


Scholarships Offered by Other Organizations

East Central Energy Scholarship

Historically, East Central Energy (ECE) awards two $1,000 scholarships to students planning to participate in approved post-secondary degree programs at PTCC. These scholarships are available as the result of Capital Credits, which have remained unclaimed after several attempts to locate past members of the cooperative. ECE is excited to use this money for something as valuable as education. To be eligible student must be an ECE member of son or daughter of an ECE member and be enrolled at Pine Technical & Community College for Fall 2019. Find the application here. Submit completed application to PTCC Student Affairs Office. Deadline April 5, 2019.

East Central Minnesota PFLAG Scholarship

East Central Minnesota PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is an all-volunteer organization that provides support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning persons (and those who are perceived to be), their families and friends by being a visible presence in the communities across the five-county region of east central Minnesota. For more information, review the scholarship application packet.

F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarship

F.A. Davis is delighted to offer a $1,500 scholarship to an undergraduate nursing student in the U.S. or Canada. This scholarship reflects our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. It recognizes the challenging, yet rewarding path nursing students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen it. For the more information and the application, please visit the F.A. Davis Company website.

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program: STEM Scholarships

The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program awards scholarships in the amount of $2500 to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines. Information regarding applying for the next cycle will be posted here soon - check back!

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

The Horatio Alger Association offers $2,500 scholarships to students currently pursuing a career or technical education at any of the nation’s not-for-profit community colleges or technical schools. These applications are open with a rolling deadline until all awards have been given out. Applications will be reviewed monthly. Apply HERE.

Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship

The Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship is designed to provide aid to nursing students in their final year of nursing school. Click here for the 2017-2018 application. Scholarships

Each year accepts applications for scholarships. For more details on the scholarships and how to apply visit their website, Scholarships.

National Federation of the Blind

For more information on this scholarship visit the website at 

SFM Foundation Scholarship

The SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Qualifying students are eligible to receive up to $5000 per year. Find out more, including how to apply, by visiting the SFM Foundation directly.

ZipRecruiter Scholarship

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. They are asking for a creative one-page submission about a student's past or current job and how that has affected their career goals. Deadline: June 30th, 2018, and the following deadline will be: December 31st, 2018. Submissions can be made at the following link.

AmericanMuscle Scholarship

4 scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Follow the link for more information:

AmericanTrucks Scholarship

2 scholarships for $2,000 each are awarded twice a year (4 scholarships total) to students who are currently enrolled full-time in a secondary vocational school, technical institute, or are high school seniors who are enrolled in one of the aforementioned institutes. Two scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester and two scholarships will be awarded for the spring semester each year. Follow the link for more information:

Eltima Software Scholarship

Scholarship Program for creative and enthusiastic students, in order to give a small aid in supporting the industry that they are a part of. To become a participant of the program, students should write an essay on one of the proposed topics. In the essasy, they need to highlight ideas about innovations regarding the chosen topic. $1500 for First Place! For more information regarding this program follow the link:

Emergency Dentists USA

At Emergency Dentists USA we understand the value of a strong education. This scholarship is a short, less than 2 minute video submission, that focus on entertaining us, while being creative and innovative with your ideas. Follow the link for more information:

Minc Law Scholarship

The Minc Law Scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who wants to continue learning in college should get the chance to do so. Minc Law has created a scholarship to give college students the chance to further their education by awarding one person a $1500 scholarship to be applied to their college tution bill. For requirements and more information, follow this link: 


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