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Perham NTC student wins nursing scholarship

Jen Colby, a nursing sophomore from Perham, is one of 50 students to receive a $2,500 scholarship.

A Perham student has been awarded a Workforce Development Scholarship from Northwest Technical College for the 2021-2022 school year.

Jen Colby, a nursing sophomore from Perham, is one of 50 students to receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Funded by an appropriation from the legislature, the college distributed more than $82,000 in Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in programs leading to high demand occupations in healthcare services, advanced manufacturing, information technology, transportation, early childhood education or agriculture.

Students enrolled in eligible programs can receive two years of financial support up to $5,000, plus a third year if they complete a two-year degree and transfer to one of Minnesota State's four-year universities.

The $2,500 scholarships cover about half the cost of full-time tuition at NTC before federal and state grants and other scholarships and are awarded to Minnesota residents.

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