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What is the MPMA Education Foundation?

The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association's Education Foundation was formed to address the shortage of people entering the manufacturing field by supporting students, school technical programs, and educational institutions.

  • The Foundation awards scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 - $1,000 to help motivated students with an interest in manufacturing get the training they need to become successful in the field.
  • We also support the institutions that are responsible for training our students. The Foundation donates money to schools to help them finance the purchase of much-needed new equipment and software. Providing them with the necessary tools for properly educating our youth ensures that new employees are ready and prepared for their careers in manufacturing.

Education Foundation Awards 2017 Scholarships

Nine students have been awarded a total of $8,500 worth of scholarship from the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association's Educational Opportunities Foundation.

The students are enrolled in manufacturing programs at Pine County Technical College, Alexandria Technical and Community College, South Central College, Bemidji State University, University of North Dakota, Central Lakes College, and South Central Technical College.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners.

» Learn more about the MPMA scholarship application process.

» MPMA Scholarship Application

Education Foundation Goals

Our goals for 2017 are:

  • Total funding of $64,570
  • $32,285 in scholarships
  • $25,828 equipment funding
  • $6,457 in emergency needs funding

In 2016, we gave out:

  • $39,750 in scholarships
  • $5,000 in equipment funding *
  • $1,500 in emergency funding *

* The biggest reason for the decline in funding for emergency needs and equipment funding in 2016 is because we simply didn’t have the requests like we had in 2015.


In 2015, we gave out:

  • $42,500 in scholarships
  • $15,000 in equipment funding
  • $4,500 in emergency funding

Donate to MPMA Education Foundation

Donating to the Foundation helps ensure a strong and viable workforce for the future. Your support has a direct impact on the future of precision manufacturing in the state of Minnesota.

To learn more about how you can donate to the Foundation, please call us at 952.564.3041.

> Make a Donation to the Education Foundation (PDF)