Workforce Development Scholarship: Application Information for Academic Year 2020-2021

GREAT NEWS! The Minnesota legislature recently approved the Workforce Development Scholarship program. ATCC students admitted to select manufacturing, healthcare and information technology programs leading to high demand occupations are strongly encouraged to apply for a $2,500 scholarship. Details regarding eligibility criteria and award process are below:

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students have applied and been accepted to a qualified program (see list below)
    Preference for recent high school graduates
  • Must be a Minnesota resident
  • Enroll in (at least) nine credits for Fall 2020 and also in Spring 2021
  • Fill out the online scholarship application by June 1, 2020 (see link below)- Preference given to applications received by April 1, 2020.
  • Preference given to students not receiving full financial aid grants
    Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher in both Fall and Spring Semesters

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Qualifying ATCC Programs

Health & Human Services

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Exercise Science 
  • Medical Administrative Specialist 
  • Medical Laboratory Technician 
  • Medical Coding Specialist 
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Practical Nursing 

Information Technology

  • Cybersecurity, Virtualization, & Networking


  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical Drafting, Design, & Engineering
  • Welding Technology


  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Marine, Motorcycle, & Powersports Technician
  • Professional Truck Driver

By clicking "Apply Now" below you certify that you meet all eligibility requirements noted above. If you do not meet requirements, your application will not be accepted. Please contact the Scholarship Coordinator for additional information.


Selected recipients will be notified of their award via email after May 1, 2020. Awards will be disbursed equally between semesters ($1,250 for fall, $1,250 for spring). To receive the Fall/Spring awards, recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and enroll in nine credits (or more) for the second semester


Please contact: Scholarship Coordinator

Toll Free: 1-888-234-1222
Phone: 320-762-4670

Email: Scholarship Coordinator

Alexandria Technical &
Community College Foundation
318 17th Avenue E
Alexandria, MN 56308