Our Donors

Ace Electric and Lighting

Ace Electric and Lighting

Through the generous donation and as a partner of quality education, ACE Electric and Lighting, has made it possible for M State Foundation and Alumni to offer this scholarship.

Criteria:

  • This scholarship is payable in 2nd semester
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Registered for 9 or more credits
  • Enrolled in the Electrical Technology program

AmeriPride

AmeriPride

At AmeriPride, we have you covered. We manage your uniform programs, deliver clean rental uniforms week after week, and provide time-saving features on our Webstore like logo libraries and employee allowances.

Our quality linen and toweling services ensure you get the right amount of the cleanest products, every time. And our mat and facility service programs keep your business clean and your employees and customers safe.

Not to mention our Customer Portal is best-in-class, and we’re the only company that features quarterly manager visits for every single customer with our Complete Customer Care program.

We’re AmeriPride — the People You Can Count On.®

Arvig Enterprises

Arvig Enterprises

We enhance lives by creating solutions that connect people to their world.

Through the generous donations from Arvig Enterprises, Minnesota State Community and Technical College Foundation is able to offer this scholarship.

Auer Steel/Robert Gibb & Sons

Auer Steel/Robert Gibb & Sons

Auer Steel, in recognition of our founder, and in an effort to support and give back to the HVAC industry, along with Robert Gibb and Sons, LLC., proudly presents the Don Curtes Senior Memorial Scholarship fund. Scholarship options range from $500-$1000 and are available to students pursuing an HVAC training program in Wisconsin or Minnesota.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship

Scholarships for member-cooperative employees and consumers.

Basin Electric also offers 20 $1,000 scholarships to children of member cooperative employees; and one $1,000 scholarship will be designated for each member cooperative to award to a dependent of a consumer-member. Basin Electric will process the member cooperative and consumer applications.

Member cooperatives can find the scholarship application and brochure on the Members site.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact Elizabeth Erhardt at 701-557-5044 or eerhardt@bepc.com.

Bell Bank

Bell Bank

Bell is the largest independently owned bank in the upper Midwest, and one of the largest in the nation, with assets of more than $4 billion and business in 50 states – thanks to our many loyal customers, whose confidence in us has led to growth and opportunity.

Bremer Bank

Bremer Bank

Beliefs
We believe that:

  • Our business must be conducted with the utmost integrity.
  • Providing superior service requires a focus on what is best for our clients and satisfying their needs in a safe and sound manner.
  • Our success lies in our employees and in fostering a work environment that promotes empowerment, diversity, equity, fairness and opportunity for all employees.
  • To reach our potential, teamwork, communication, trust and respect must be practiced throughout the organization.
  • Local delivery serves our markets best and is strengthened by the support and input of corporate resources.
  • Taking an active leadership role in the communities we serve helps ensure the vibrancy and vitality of our communities.

Chuck F. and Adeline Chadwick Memorial

Chuck F. and Adeline Chadwick Memorial

The Chadwick Family has supported our students for 15 years in memory of Chuck F. Chadwick, Former graduate of a Minnesota State College and Adeline Chadwick, loving parents of our former Foundation Director, Chuck Chadwick.

Connexus Energy

Connexus Energy

We believe education is essential. Every year, Connexus Energy offers scholarships to high school students living in our service area. Connexus Energy also offers scholarships to those wanting to pursue careers as electrical line workers.

Criteria is as follows:

  • Must be full time enrolled in the Electrical Line Worker Technology AAS program
  • Have successfully completed first semester (2nd semester payout only)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Student’s home must be from one of the following counties: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, Washington or Wright
  • Faculty recommendation

Cornerstone Bank

Cornerstone Bank

We believe that while bank products are similar in most financial institutions, Cornerstone Bank offers one distinct difference: here you have easy access to the experts—the people who help you make decisions, whatever your business and whatever your balance. We offer honest insight from people who know our communities and how to make the most of your money.

Crow Wing Power

Crow Wing Power

Crow Wing Power (officially named Crow Wing Cooperative Power and Light Company) was begun in 1937 thanks to the formation of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt realized that the nation’s goal of industrialization and modernization couldn’t happen if the majority of citizens didn’t have access to electric power.

At that time investor owned electric utilities only served higher density cities. They felt it would not be profitable to serve less dense rural areas. So the REA allowed people to join together, form cooperatives and borrow money to bring electricity to rural areas. On March 24, 1938 power to the first 140 Crow Wing Power members was turned on for the first time.

Today, cooperative members are still the owners and any profits over and above operating margins are returned to members in the form of capital credits. Crow Wing Power has nine Directors elected by the membership to serve on the Board.

We currently serve electricity to 37,000 members in Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison Counties.

Dan Sperling "Realize Your Dream" Memorial Endowment

Dan Sperling "Realize Your Dream" Memorial Endowment

This memorial scholarship was created through numerous and continuous fund-raising efforts by friends at the college and memorial donations given in honor of this beloved counselor at M State for many years and at the time of his passing.

Don Koranda Sr Memorial Scholarship

Don Koranda Sr Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Don Koranda Sr. his son Jim from Legacy Power Line, Inc. established a Don Koranda Memorial Fund, through M State Foundation and Alumni to provide scholarships for students in the Electrical Line Worker program.

Doosan/Bobcat Company

Doosan/Bobcat Company

Doosan/Bobcat Company Scholarship-Bobcat Company, part of the Doosan family of businesses, is based in West Fargo, ND and leads the industry in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of compact equipment. Educational support-particularly of STEM-related areas is a key focus of their community involvement efforts. They wish to keep smart, progressive young people in the community, so they don’t have to go elsewhere to apply their talents.

Ecumen

Ecumen

Ecumen is dedicated to changing aging and empowering individuals to lead richer, fuller lives.

Ecumen was founded more than 150 years ago and is one of the nation’s top 20 largest non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services.

We believe in investing in dedicated, passionate people. Therefore are excited to financially support a future health care professional by awarding a $1000 scholarship. The recipient of this $1000 scholarship is a full or part time student in the nursing program (RN or LPN) on the M State Detroit Lakes Campus.

Edwin Milligan Memorial

Edwin Milligan Memorial

This scholarship is to assist American Military Veterans or their dependents and/or survivors in their academic endeavors at M State and to honor the memory of Edwin Milligan for his years of service to our country.

Ethan Knutson Memorial

Ethan Knutson Memorial

Ethan Knutson was a graduate of M State in 2010, who went on to have a successful career as a diesel mechanic. He was a man of exceptional character who loved his job and took pride in his work. Ethan was a leader with a solid work ethic. He was kind and a friend to all. Ethan passed away after a courageous 2-1/2 year battle with brain cancer. This scholarship will honor Ethan by keeping his memory alive while also improving the life of others.

Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in Diesel Equipment Technology program
  • Must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Registered for 9 or more credits
  • Has good work ethic
  • Has good attendance in class
  • Demonstrates leadership
  • Has high moral character
  • Demonstrates financial need

Hanson Plumbing and Heating

Hanson Plumbing and Heating

Kelly

Kelly's Chrysler Center, Inc

Kelly’s Chrysler Centers Mission Is To Provide Every Customer With A Buying And Service Experience That Is Second To None. Since 1981 We Have Been Blessed With Many Trained Employees To Help Achieve This Mission.

Every Employee Of Kelly’s Chrysler Center Is Looking Forward To Serving You During Your Next Automotive Need. We Realize That You Are The Reason We Are In Business.

Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes Technical Scholarship

Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes Technical Scholarship

Through the generous donations from the Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes, this scholarship is made possible.

Criteria:

  • Student is attending DL campus of M State
  • Letter of recommendation is submitted
  • Thoughtful answers to the essay questions on the application

Lake Country Power

Lake Country Power

Lake Region Electric Cooperative

Lake Region Electric Cooperative

Scholarships

Lake Region Electric offers two scholarships that students are able to apply for, Lake Region/Basin Electric scholarship and the Duane Snaza Memorial scholarship. You must fill out an application for each scholarship, each scholarship awards $1000.

Who is eligible to receive the scholarship?

Dependent children of member-system consumers are eligible. The applicant must be a United States Citizen.

The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.

Scholarships will be awarded without regard to other awards, loans or financial assistance the applicant may have obtained.

L & M Fleet Supply

L & M Fleet Supply

L&M Supply is a family owned, family oriented business with a strong reputation in our communities. We are a leading retail company operating 9 stores with corporate offices and distribution center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and our employees enjoy being a part of a successful company that directly impacts their friends and neighbors. The scholarships provided by L&M Supply allow a student enrolled in the Power Sports Technology or Marine Engine Technology program to take another step closer to beginning their career and contribute to their communities in the same way that L&M Supply does.

Lou Milligan DAV Memorial Endowment

Lou Milligan DAV Memorial Endowment

This memorial fund’s purpose is to support the advancement of our veteran’s in their academic endeavors at M State and to honor Lou Milligan, a former Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, who dedicated her life’s career to making a better life for our Veterans.

Midland Diesel

Midland Diesel

Through the generous donation from Midland Diesel this scholarship is offered to a student who is enrolled in the Diesel Technology program at M State – Moorhead.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled in the Diesel Technology program
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Registered for 9 or more credits

Moorhead Healthcare Auxiliary

Moorhead Healthcare Auxiliary

This auxiliary of the Golden Living Center Nursing Home supports nursing students by sponsoring a scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Nursing programs
  • Registered for 9 or more credits
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Enrolled in 2nd year Nursing program
  • Preference will be given to demonstrated need

Moorhead Public Service

Moorhead Public Service

Being part of the communities we serve is a role municipal utilities take seriously. Not only do utility revenues stay in Moorhead to benefit our customer-owners, but Moorhead Public Service also provides programs and partnerships which provides a vital link to customers.

M State Foundation

M State Foundation

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is proud to serve each distinct community where our campuses are located. Tangible evidence of this exists in the five foundations organized for the benefit of our college and through the work of our dedicated boards of directors and donors who support our fundraising endeavors.

North Itasca Electric

North Itasca Electric

Through the generous donation from North Itasca Electric Cooperative, M State Foundation and Alumni is able to offer this scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Recipients must be a current member or dependent of a current member of North Itasca Electric Co-op, Inc
  • Scholarship is divided in half between two semesters
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher to receive 2nd semester payout

Otter Tail Power Company

Otter Tail Power Company

Through the generous donations from Otter Tail Power Company, M State Foundation and Alumni is able to offer scholarships.

Criteria:

  • First priority will be given to students who live in the Otter Tail Power Company service area.
  • Enrolled in full-time status
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher