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Workforce Development Scholarship

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Apply for $3000 scholarship by March 15, 2018!

The Workforce Development Scholarship encourages, supports, and fosters new students who want to pursue a degree or qualifying certificate in:

These programs give students the skillsets to enter into high-demand occupations after graduation. Fourteen students will receive $3000 scholarships!

Preference given to diverse, non-traditional and students demonstrating financial need.

Apply to Century College

If you haven't already, complete your application to Century College. After admission to the college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may also need to take assessment tests known as the ACCUPLACER.

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Program Requirements

  • You must be admitted to Century College 
  • You must be enrolled for at least 9 credits per term
  • You must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Upon graduation, you must enter a high demand occupation

Your ACCUPLACER scores indicate whether you are college-level ready. If you fall below college-readiness, you will be required to take free Reading / Writing courses at a partner facility and/or participate in one or both of the summer boot camp programs for math and/or literacy (more information available soon). 

Even if your scores fall below college-readiness, you can still apply for the scholarship!

Complete the Scholarship Application

Your personal essay must demonstrate the motivation, drive and commitment to achieving academic success while in pursuit of acquiring a Technology and Engineering Pathway degree or certificate.

You must also submit one letter of recommendation from a current teacher, instructor, career counselor, or community member.

The Foundation Scholarships page includes information on logging in to the application system for the first time.

Scholarship Policies

Visit Financial Aid Scholarships for more information on scholarships at Century College.

Enrollment Policy: To be eligible for a Century College Foundation Scholarship, you must register for the minimum number of credits required by your scholarship and you must continue to meet all other criteria of the scholarship

Disbursement Policy: Scholarships are prorated between fall and spring semester. Which means you will receive half of your scholarship to go towards paying for Fall tuition and the other half will go towards Spring Semester. If a student does only attends one semester during the academic year, the remaining funds will be re-awarded. If an alternate student does not qualify, the funds will be returned to the scholarship account.

Cancellation Policy: The Century College Foundation reserves the right to revoke a scholarship if the recipient does not meet the criteria established by his or her scholarship.

Thank You To Scholarship Funding Sources

The Minnesota Legislature approved fourteen scholarships of $2500 to train Century College students for high-pay and in-demand jobs. Additional funding was provided by:


Reell, CHEDC and the Century College Foundation
REELL, the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation, and the Century College Foundation