State of Minnesota offering scholarships for students studying agriculture


High school students in Minnesota looking to go into agriculture are one of the main focuses of the state’s Workforce Development Initiative.

The legislation was passed in 2017 to make scholarships available for careers in high-demand. The pilot program in 2018-2019 gave 400 $2,500 scholarships to students studying advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology, early childhood education and transportation.

“We usually have two job openings at least per graduate, we have a talent supply problem and we are highlighting the opportunities in agriculture,” AgCentric Director Keith Olander said.

The scholarship is open to students pursuing associates and bachelor’s degree and there is no GPA requirement.