Workplace Learning Scholarship: Application Information for Academic Year 2020-2021

This NEW scholarship opportunity was made possible by the 2019 Minnesota Legislature with matching funds provided by area manufacturing organizations.

Total: $5,000 scholarship with a paid summer work experience. This scholarship will provide $1,250 per semester for four semesters, if eligibility criteria are consistently met.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students have applied and been accepted to the Machine Tool Technology or Mechatronics program at ATCC
    • Preference for Alexandria & Minnewaska area - Early application of March 1, 2020
    • Preference given to female applicants to encourage women to enter into manufacturing careers
    • Early application deadline of March 1, 2020
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher in both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Enroll in (at least) nine credits for Fall 2020 and also in Spring 2021
  • Must be a Minnesota resident
  • Paid summer employment at a sponsoring company (see below for list)
  • Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

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Qualifying ATCC Programs


  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Mechatronics


  • March 1, 2020 | Priority Deadline
  • April 1, 2020 | Application Deadline
  • May 1, 2020 | Award Announcements
  • March 2021 | Workplace Interviews
  • April 2021 | Summer Job Offers/Placements
  • August 1, 2021 | Second Year Award Announcements

Sponsoring Companies

This scholarship includes paid summer employment at a sponsor company:

*Additional criteria TBD by sponsor. Wage guidelines determined by sponsor. Interviews will take place March 2021.

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. To receive the awards, recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and enroll in nine credits (or more) for each 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