Workforce Development Scholarships available to new students seeking in-demand careers

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Made possible by a $7 million appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, Anoka Technical College has a limited number of $2,500 Workforce Development Scholarships available for students seeking a certificate, diploma or degree in Practical Nursing, Medical Assistant, Machine Trades or Welding.

The scholarships hope to attract workers to in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care, early childhood education, information technology and transportation.

Anoka Tech was part of the pilot program last year and awarded 16 scholarships to new students.

To be considered, students must be new to Anoka Tech (beginning fall 2019) or recipients of a 2018-2019 Workforce Development Scholarship and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits each semester and maintaining a 2.0 GPA.

The deadline to apply for fall 2019 is August 30, 2019. But students are encouraged to register and apply early; scholarships will be awarded based off of eligibility on a first-come, first-serve basis until all of the funds are allocated.

For more information email LeAnna Wangerin, director of enrollment at Anoka Tech at or visit

In addition to funds available through Workforce Development Scholarships and other outside sources the Anoka Technical College Foundation awards more than $100,000 in scholarships annually. Learn more at

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