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Many Anoka Tech students receive scholarships every year. In fact, students often graduate from Anoka Tech nearly debt-free due to college scholarships.

Scholarships for Anoka Technical College students are made possible by financial contributions received from alumni, businesses, foundations and other friends of the institution. Qualifications and eligibility requirements for scholarships vary.

Students who receive scholarships are strongly encouraged to write a thank-you letter to the individual, business or organization funding the award. Donors want to know that their money is being used to further the educational endeavors of their scholarship recipients.  

Anoka Technical College Foundation Scholarships

Mary Jane Young Scholarship

The Mary Jane Young Scholarship from St. Catherine University is awarded annually to re-entry transfer student parents who demonstrate academic promise, perseverance, and a sense of vision. Awards typically range from $500 to $3,000. The scholarship was established by the estate of Mary Jane Young, a psychiatric social worker, who believed in empowering women through education and was committed to providing opportunities for re-entry women to pursue their educational goals.


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Minnesota Technology Scholarship

Minnesota Technology Association (MnTech) offers scholarships for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 and can include internship opportunities at MnTech member companies. MnTech Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

For more information, visit

Scholarships from Outside Sources

Scholarships awarded to students from outside sources are considered a part of a student’s financial aid package.

These scholarships are awarded to students to help defray costs related to their attendance at a post-secondary institution.

Students are encouraged to contact their high school, local organizations and review information located at the library regarding scholarship dollars available. Even though we encourage students to apply for outside scholarships always be cautious of scholarship scams. We recommend only applying from trustworthy sources!

A few web sites that students may want to refer to include:






Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships 

Minnesota Builders Exchange Scholarship

Minnesota High Tech Association STEM Scholarship

Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships

Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

Students are required to inform the Student Financial Aid Office of any scholarship awards they may be receiving from outside resources.

Wallin Educational Partners Scholarship

The Wallin Educational Partners 2-Year Scholarship provides up financial aid of up to $6,000 over three years to ensure you graduate with less debt. It comes with comprehensive college advising  services to ensure you have the resources you need as you progress through college as well as access to an extensive set of career exploration opportunities including career fairs, internship connections, presentations and alumni contacts. Apply at

Workforce Development Scholarship

Made possible through Minnesota State legislation, a limited number of $2,500 scholarships are available to new students seeking a certificate, diploma or degree in:

  • Advanced CNC Machine Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Basic Welding
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Business Data Analyst
  • CNC Design & Manufacturing Technology
  • Electronic Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Health Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Support
  • Machine Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Network Management & Security
  • Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Pipe Welder
  • Practical Nursing
  • Robotic & Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Robotic & Laser Welding
  • Software Development
  • Special Electronics Technician
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Technology
  • Web Design & Development
  • Welding
  • Welding Fabricator
  • Welding Technology

To be considered, students must be new to Anoka Tech (beginning fall 2021) or a previous recipient of a 2020-2021 Workforce Development Scholarship and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits each semester and maintaining a 2.0 GPA.

Scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility on a first-come, first-serve basis until all of the funds are allocated.

How to apply for the 2021-2022 Workforce Development Scholarship:


Financial Aid