The Lakes Area Manufacturers Alliance Scholarship ended by creating a foundation for emerging manufacturing majors who were just entering the field. The partnership with the Initiative Foundation was officially formed in the year of 2017was in direct response to a need identified by the Central Minnesota manufacturing business community. Since the business community was looking to invite more students into the manufacturing world, this foundation was set up to establish a funding opportunity to enlist bright minds.
Manufacturers are experiencing a growth in the demand for employees with the knowledge and skills to work in a manufacturing environment. The official goal is to actively engage and build collaboration among manufacturing, education, and students, and to provide a better future for manufacturers. All in all, this does help to create interest and awareness of manufacturing careers and will help build and train the next generation workforce.
This is also to show that manufacturing can both be a vocation as well as a destined full-term career that students can build from. This is a huge reason the manufacturing community was created in Minnesota. Since there are multiple international corporations looking for qualified manufacturers with adequate schooling and expertise, this is ideal for specific students.
- The applicant must be a recent graduate of high school and has been accepted to an accredited Minnesota college before applying for this specific scholarship.
- All applicants that apply must be U.S. citizens or those that have the right documents to be represented as U.S. citizens.
- The individual will need to state what county they live in, in the state of Minnesota. Only these countries are allowed to enter this scholarship award: Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, or Wadena.
- The grade point average must not dip below 2.0 on the 4.0 grading GPA scale.
- All applicants must be pursuing a manufacturing degree.
Students will need to either be accepted by an accredited college in Minnesota or have chosen one to attend. Here is a list of accredited colleges in the state:
- University of Minnesota
- Augsburg College
- Carleton College
- Saint John’s University
- Academy College
- Hamline University
- Metropolitan State University
- Southwest Minnesota State University
- Lake Superior College
- St. Cloud State University
- University of St. Thomas
- Bemidji State University
- Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
- St. Catherine University
- Minnesota State Community and Technical College
- Concordia University, St. Paul
- Dakota County Technical College
- Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus
- Rasmussen University – Lake Elmo/Woodbury
- Winona State University
- Ridgewater College
- Pine Technical & Community College
- Hibbing Community College
- Inver Hills Community College
- South Central College-North Mankato Campus
- Minneapolis College
- Normandale Community College
- University of Minnesota Crookston
There are well near 100 colleges that are considered accredited in the state of Minnesota that students can choose from when it comes to manufacturing.
How to Apply
If students wish to mail in their scholarship application, they can with this address:
Deborah Hoel, President
Lakes Area Manufacturers Alliance
PO Box 679
Pequot Lakes MN 56472
There is an application “apply” option through the original link that is stated on this page. Through that link, the student will want to click on ‘online application’ to initiate through to applying online.
Reward – Extra Benefits
There are a number of restrictions in place for students to keep their $1,000 prize. It is clearly stated that the $1,000 can only be used for tuition, textbooks, or any education-related fees. If the $1,000 is used for anything outside of education, the scholarship will be revoked and anything the student has used of the $1,000 will need to be repaid.
The $1,000 will only be awarded to the individual after they have completed their first semester at the chosen accredited college in Minnesota. The student will need to show their midterms and they must have been able to bring up their 2.0-grade point average to above 2.5. at this time.
The amount can be split up to pay different education fees. The $1,000 will be deposited electronically into the student’s college bank account. The student will be able to ask about what can be paid off via admissions or financial council at the university they are attending.
Other scholarships to look out for would consist of Technology, Finance, Agriculture, and, Manufacturing which tends to go hand-in-hand. There are multiple categories that work with manufacturing and work with multiple colleges around the United States and internationally.
The official deadline date is April 20, 2022. This is the only available deadline date which means this is the only one students should follow unless stated otherwise.
If the deadline date has been changed or if a student is unsure of the deadline date, they should contact the e-mail address that is in the contact section on this page.
Open Submissions Window Time Frame
The open submission window is currently open for individuals to submit and send in the application form. The open date is from February to April 20, 2022, for students to submit their scholarship applications for this scholarship.
This gives students enough time to send in their transcripts, and grades to ensure they are working towards the same goal that the foundation is asking to see.
This has become an annual scholarship that is awarded each passing academic year.
All students that are interested should read through the rules and guidelines that are on the original link which is on this page. Through that link, students will be able to go through and read what is needed and if any extra documents are needed to approve their eligibility.
All individuals who are interested should consult with their accredited institution to ensure that the scholarship funding will be accepted if they were to become a recipient of this scholarship award.
No matter what, this is a scholarship database and not the official scholarship source. We offer the research and dedicated look into specific scholarships, but individuals will need to click on the link that is available on the pages to go to the original application link page. If a student has any questions they should first check with the original scholarship website and check their ‘FAQs’ section before using the contact e-mail that we have provided.