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Campus Notes for Aug. 21

Area students awarded Workforce Development Scholarships

More than 40 students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College have been awarded Workforce Development Scholarships in the first round of awards for the 2020-21 academic year.

Michael DeVaan of Ghent was one of the students who received a scholarship.

The $2,500 scholarships are funded by the Minnesota Legislature to help ease the shortage of skilled workers in high-demand career fields. The scholarships target students enrolled in the program areas of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, early childhood education, health care services, information technology and transportation.

A total of $265,000 is available for Workforce Development Scholarships at M State for the upcoming academic year, and students in more than 40 M State programs and on all four M State campuses are eligible for the awards. M State anticipate awarding an additional 60 scholarships for the upcoming fall semester.

Scholarship recipients must be Minnesota residents, enroll in a minimum of nine credits per semester and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. For qualifying students, the scholarship can be renewed for a second year, bringing the total award to $5,000.

Local students on NWC dean’s list

Local Northwestern College students have earned a spot on the academic dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester.

The dean’s list is comprised of students who have achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or above while carrying a minimum of 12 graded hours. This semester, 437 students qualified for the dean’s list. Students who earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher are considered Collegiate Scholars, designated with an asterisk. Of the 291 Collegiate Scholars, 90 of them maintained a perfect 4.0 average and are recognized with a pound sign.

Marshall: Lydia Bader, Matthew Onken, Bryce Paulsen, Jett Skrien

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