Scholarships Offered by PTCC and Friends or Partners of PTCC

Frandsen Family Foundation Scholarship for Rush City and Luck Seniors

Thanks to the generousity of the Frandsen family and the Frandsen Family Foundation, Rush City, MN and Luck, WI 2019 seniors are able to attend two years of free tuition, including up to a $1000 stipend for books and tools.  

Access to Success Scholarship

PTCC is proud to offer its students, who otherwise would not be able to afford the expenses of college, the Access to Success Scholarship which will cover any remaining tuition and fees after the student’s Federal Pell Grant and MN State Grant have been applied to the student’s account. Additionally, this scholarship offers up to a $1,000 stipend for books, tools and supplies at Pine Technical and Community College (PTCC).

Kick Start Scholarship

An undisclosed private family foundation has generously offered to support one year of free tuition plus a $1000 stipend to attend PTCC. The Kick Start Scholarship is being offered to any 2019 graduate in the following school districts whose family was eligible for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program during their senior year: Braham, East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson, Mora, and Pine City. 

PTCC Foundation Scholarships:

Thanks to generous donations and extensive fundraising efforts, the Pine Technical and Community College Foundation will be offering scholarships to new and returning PTCC students for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Foundation has two different scholarship programs; Robert L. Musgrove Bridging the Dream Scholarship program and the Endowment Scholarship program. PTCC students can conveniently apply for all of the scholarships by completing one scholarship application. Currently taking applications through July 13, 2018.

Scholarship application

Robert L. Musgrove Bridging the Dream Scholarship

Robert L. Musgrove Bridging the Dream is a scholarship program established and funded by Pine Technical and Community College Foundation through donations and annual fundraising efforts. Awarded to students enrolled in any program.

Foundation Endowment Scholarships

Allied Health & HagE Scholarship - Awarded to a student enrolled in Health Sciences and Nursing Programs.

Manufacturing Alliance Scholarships - Awarded to students enrolled in an advanced manufacturing program.

Foundation General Scholarships - Awarded to students enrolled in ANY program.

Stearns Bank Scholarships - Awarded to students enrolled in a business-related program. Students eligible for these scholarships should qualify for a Pell grant.

LeadMN Scholarships

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

$3,500 Workforce Development Scholarship

Thanks to recent legislation and contributions from regional business and industry partners, Pine Technical & Community College is pleased to offer $3,500 scholarships to 14 area high schools. These scholarships are dedicated to students in high growth, high demand occupations in the areas of manufacturing, healthcare and information technology. The scholarships will be awarded to a high school graduate from each of the following school districts: Braham, Cambridge-Isanti, Chisago Lakes, East Central, Elk River, Hinckley-Finlayson, Milaca, Mora, North Branch, Ogilvie, Pine City, Princeton, Rush City and St. Francis. Scholarship application due Jan. 19, 2018.

Scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 school year have been selected. 

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!

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 2016. Find the application here. Submit completed application to PTCC Student Affairs Office. Deadline June 29, 2018.

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

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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.

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