Kick Start Scholarship

Congratulations, graduates of Braham, Chisago Lakes, East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson, Isle, Mora, North Branch, Ogilvie, Pine City, Rush City and Willow River!

An undisclosed private family foundation has generously offered to support one year of tuition to seniors who have met the guidelines for the Free and Reduced School Meal program.

High Schools

  • Braham
  • Chisago Lakes
  • East Central
  • Hinckley-Finlayson
  • Isle
  • Mora
  • North Branch
  • Ogilvie
  • Pine City
  • Rush City
  • Willow River

Applying for the Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship

  • This scholarship 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. Up to $1,000 for books, tools, and supplies will also be available.

Student Eligibility

  • Family meets the income guidelines and eligibility criteria for the Free and Reduced School Meal program during student’s senior year
  • The student must be enrolled in a program at Pine Technical & Community College, beginning in the semester following receipt of a high school diploma from the school indicated above.

First Year Scholarship

  • The student must complete a 2022-2023 FAFSA and enroll full time (minimum 12 credits)
  • Successfully complete Success Strategies for College and Career Development
  • Meet with an advisor at least one time per semester

Additional Information

Students should review this scholarship guide for more information about the scholarship and eligibility requirements prior to applying for the scholarship. 

Complete an Application Today!


Please contact our Recruitment & Admissions Specialists or 
schedule a meeting to learn more about programs at PTCC and the Kick Start scholarship.


Jen Rancour

Recruitment & Admissions Specialist
320.629.5189 |


Stacy O'Rourke

Recruitment & Admissions Specialist
320.629.4521 |