Kick Start Scholarship

2020 graduates of Chisago Lakes, East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson, Isle, Mora, North Branch, Ogilvie, Pine City and Willow River who receive free or reduced lunch

An undisclosed private family foundation has generously offered to support one year of free tution. This scholarship will cover any remaining tuition and fees after the students Federal Pell Grant and MN State Grant have been applied to the students account. Up to a $1,000 stipend for books, tools and supplies will also be available. 

The Kick Start Scholarship is being offered to any 2020 graduate whose family were eligible for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program during their senior year at the following schools:
Chisago Lakes, East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson, Isle, Mora, North Branch, Ogilvie, Pine City and Willow River. 

We encourage students to contact us early to learn about taking advantage of this offer, program options, and any specific admission requirements related to the programs. It is important you begin the process soon as high demand programs may fill.

Kick Start guidelines and application HERE

Eligibility for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program can be found on MN Department of Education's Website, or you may also contact your local school district. If your family is not eligible for this specific opportunity, we offer many other scholarships to make college more affordable. 

Completed applications can be returned to PTCC Admissions office. Please contact our Recruitment & Admissions Specialists or schedule a meeting to learn more about programs at PTCC and the Frandsen scholarship.

Molly McCann               
320.629.4521                                 
Molly McCann@pine.edu