Pine Technical and Community College Scholarships

The following scholarships are available through Pine Technical and Community College. You may only be awarded one of these scholarships per year.

Bridging the Dream Scholarship

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

Kick Start Scholarship

Description: One year of free tuition for students attending Pine Technical and Community College and up to a $1,000 stipend for books, supplies, and tools  


  • Must be a 2020 graduate from Chisago Lakes, East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson, Isle, Mora, North Branch, Ogilvie, Pine City, or Willow River
  • Family is/was eligible for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program during student’s senior year. Eligibility requirements for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program can be found at this website or by contacting your local district
  • Must be enrolled in a PTCC program of study


Frandsen Family Foundation Scholarship

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

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


Workforce Development Scholarship

Description: $2500 scholarships for students attending Fall semester, 2020 (Must be Minnesota resident)

 Students must be studying a PTCC program in one of the following high growth, high demand disciplines: Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Health Care Sciences or Information Technology


External Scholarship Opportunities

  • Pine Technical and Community College (PTCC) offers many scholarships for students seeking financial assistance to pay for college. If you are not eligible for a PTCC scholarship and do not meet the specific criteria, there are a wide variety of external scholarships that are offered from organizations to support those seeking a degree and education!