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

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

Frandsen Family Foundation

Covers two years of tuition for students and up to $1,000 for books, tools, and supplies. Students must attend college the semester following receipt of High School diploma.


  • Must be a 2021 graduate from Braham, Frederic, Luck or Rush City

Kick Start

Covers one year of tuition and up to a $1,000 for books, supplies, and tools. Students must attend college the semester following receipt of High School diploma.


  • Must be a 2021 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. 

Workforce Development

Fall 2021 Application HERE


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

MN Reconnect 

$1000 per semester (up to 6 semesters) for adult 
learners to re-enroll in college and achieve thier educational goals


  • MN Resident
  • 25 years old or older
  • Has previously completed 15 or more college credits without earning a degree

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!