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Applications Available for MPMA Education Foundation Scholarships

Wednesday, February 27, 2019  
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The MPMA's Education Foundation is offering 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. Applications must be submitted by April 15, and the form can be filled out online or downloaded on the Education Foundation page.


The 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 to students enrolled in a variety of manufacturing programs at colleges, universities, and trade schools in Minnesota. Last year, $15,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to 21 students enrolled in manufacturing programs at Alexandria Technical & Community College, Bemidji State University, Dunwoody College of Technology, Hennepin Technical College, North Dakota State College of Science, Pine City Technical and Community College, Ridgewater College, and South Central College.
  • Supports the institutions that are responsible for training 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.

For more information about the Foundation and to help ensure a strong and viable workforce for the future, please call 952-564-3041, or email