Access to Success Scholarship

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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).

Qualified PTCC Programs of Study

Automated Systems Technology Diploma      Manufacturing Foundations Certificate

Automotive Technology Certificate                Network Administration Certificate

Basic Welding Certificate                               Production Technologies Certificate

Cyber Security Diploma                                 Welding Technology Certificate

Nursing Assistant                                           Emergency Medical Services (Spring 2019)

Student EligibilityApplicants must be a MN Resident, enrolled in a high growth, high demand PTCC qualified program of study (listed above), be authorized to work in the United States, and must be part of one of the following target populations. Students must be an:

  1. Individual of color;
  2. Individual lacking stable housing;
  3. Individual with a criminal record;
  4. Individual with disabilities;
  5. Individual who has been unemployed for 15 or more of the past 52 weeks;
  6. Individual with limited English or math proficiency; or
  7. Individual at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

Applying for the ScholarshipTo apply for the 2018-2019 academic year, follow these steps:

  1. Complete Access to Success Student Application
  2. How we use your personal information
  3. Pathways to Prosperity Program: Application Statement of Income
  4. Complete 2018-2019 FAFSA at
  5. Meet eligibility requirements outlined above
  6. Please contact PTCC Admissions if you have any questions:


Allison Ives or Molly McCann                                                    
Admissions / Recruitment Specialists            
320.629.5189 or 320.629.4521                                              or Molly 

If you are not eligible for this specific opportunity, we offer many other scholarhips to make college more affordable.