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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.

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.

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.

Edward R. Slebiska memorial  Line Worker Scholarship Program

Edward R. Slebiska memorial Line Worker Scholarship Program

When Wright-Hennepin (WH) was co-founded by Ed Slebiska in 1937, he played a crucial role in bringing electricity to rural homes and farms. He went on to become WH’s first manager, holding the post until his retirement almost 40 years later in 1975.

Today, line orkers continue to play a core role at WH in building and maintaining reliable power lines that serve members’ homes and businesses. That is why WH is offering this scholarship in Ed’s memory.

The purpose of the Edward R. Slebiska Memorial Line Worker Scholarship Program is to encourage men and women in the local area to pursue an electric line worker career. Two scholarships will be awarded annually, each in the amount of $3,000.

Since the Line Worker Scholarship Program started in 2002 WH has hired several recipients as apprentice Linemen.

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.

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

Swanston Equipment

Swanston Equipment

William Milton Swanston incorporated Swanston Equipment Companies in 1930. The business has been growing ever since with the leadership of the following generations of the Swanston family, and our goal is to continue to grow to meet the needs of our customers, partners and the ever changing marketplace.

At Swanston Equipment Companies we focus on supporting the road building industry, agriculture and construction communities by selling and servicing different lines of heavy highway and municipal construction equipment and by being one of the first dealers of Bobcat skid steers and attachments. We have locations in Fargo, ND, and Minot, ND. We strive to give our customers the best sales, product and service experience possible by giving our employees the tools and experiences they need to be successful.

Employees who work here have found a family owned company committed to developing its employees. We believe that by providing our employees with good benefits, a solid working wage and open communication, we have created an environment in which our employees are happy and committed to their jobs.

US Foods

US Foods

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, we provide our customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions.