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Earn a $2,500 Scholarship!

North Hennepin Community College will be awarding $2,500 Workforce Development Scholarships that encourage and reward students pursuing high-demand occupations in health care and information technology. At this time, the application period is closed.


In order to be considered for the Workforce Development Scholarship, students must:

  • Pursue a high-demand occupation (see list below)
  • Take a minimum of 9-credits per semester
  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Priority given to new students and students with financial need as determined by the FAFSA

Eligible Programs at NHCC

Students applying to the following programs are eligible for the Workforce Development Scholarship:

  • Health Care Services

    • Exercise Science

      This program will examine the effects of exercise and physical activity on people in order to optimize their physical and mental health. Students will focus on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

    • Health Sciences Broad Field

      This program prepares students for transfer to a variety of baccalaureate degree programs, and includes instruction in the basic sciences related to various health occupations.

    • Medical Laboratory Technology

      This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the medical laboratory.

    • Nursing

      This program is designed to educate students who are prepared to begin professional nursing careers as competent, caring members of today's healthcare team. The NHCC program is a partner in the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE).

    • Nursing, Advanced Standing

      Same as the Nursing program, however this program is offered to qualified licensed practical nurses (LPNs). 

  • Information Technology

    • Computer Science

      This program prepares students to enter the job market in information technology, computer programming, software development, and technical documentation; or to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in computer science, software engineering, or information technology.

    • Data Science

      This program gives students the skills to analyze, procure, store and process large amounts of data. The study of Data Science will have students dealing with data that comes from disparate sources in the modern context of the Internet, in various unstructured forms and across academic disciplines.

    • Internet Programming

      This program provides students with expertise in software design, coding and testing. Students will learn how to design and then program robust, interactive programs conforming to industry standards.


At this time, the application period is closed.