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65 Workforce Development Scholarships available for 2020-2021

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20-21 Workforce Development Scholarships65 MSC Southeast students will receive $2500 Workforce Development Scholarships in 2020-2021

Application Deadline extended to June 15, 2020

From a a a cascade! What started as 16 Workforce Development Scholarships in 2018 grew to 35 scholarships 2019. But the surge of support didn't stop there.

This year, $132,500 has been allocated by the Minnesota state legislature for Workforce Development Scholarships at Minnesota State College Southeast. Combined with $30,000 provided by Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation, a total of SIXTY FIVE students will receive $2500 scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year!

"This will make an incredible impact on students who need help paying for college-level education in career areas that are in high demand in the Southeast region of Minnesota," said MSC Southeast Interim President Larry Lundblad. 

Most Minnesota students who will major in these career areas will be eligible for Workforce Development Scholarships:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Food and Farming
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Care Services 
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation Careers

The deadline to apply for Workforce Development Scholarships has been extended to June 15, 2020. Go to for the most current information, a list of all eligible majors, and to download the application form. 

Additional scholarships available

In addition to Workforce Development Scholarships, MSC Southeast Foundation offers scholarships to students enrolled in any program at the college. The deadline to apply for Foundation scholarships is June 15, 2020. 

"Students who are eligible for Workforce Development Scholarships can also apply for MSC Southeast Foundation scholarships and should apply for both," recommended Casie Johnson, Associate Director of MSC Southeast Foundation.

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MSC Southeast Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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See also: Covid-19 Student FAQ Page


Please join us in honoring the Class of 2020 with our virtual Commencement Ceremony. While we are saddened that we were not be able to attend Commencement together this year, we have created a unique video to mark the occasion. Watch at or on YouTube. Interim President Larry Lundblad's Commencement Address is posted on his blog. 

Minnesota State College Southeast is continuing to monitor the developing situation related to COVID-19 and is committed to taking steps necessary to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of our faculty, staff, and students.   

Minnesota Governor's Stay Safe Order

Health Concerns

Due to the fast development of the COVID-19 outbreak, everyone needs to take all necessary precautions regardless of confirmed cases in any particular area.  Protect yourselves and others by:

  • Observing the governor's Stay Safe orders.
  • Maintaining social/physical distance of at least six feet from others.
  • Wearing face masks in public space where physical distance is difficult to maintain, such as grocery shopping, etc.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water; covering your cough and sneeze; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.  
  • Practicing self-care by eating a healthy diet and taking time to rest
  • Frequently cleaning all commonly touched surfaces
  • Staying home if you are sick 

If you feel ill, please contact your healthcare provider or local medical services before visiting in person or going to the hospital emergency room. For more specific information, please review the detailed CDC guidelines: What to Do if You Are Sick

Campus Access

Effective 3/25/2020, Minnesota State College Southeast is not open to visitors who are not students, faculty, or staff. MSC Southeast students, faculty, and staff may come to campus to access necessary support services, the Eagle's Nest, The Pantry, and Wi-Fi. 

Since most employees are working remotely, the college has expanded means to deliver Student Services by email, telephone, and Zoom video conferences. See the Student FAQ for more information.

  • The Bookstores are currently closed. Check the Bookstore page for current information.
  • Food service has been suspended on the Red Wing and Winona Campus.
  • The Red Wing MakerSpace is closed.

We have implemented telework for most employees. For those who are on campus, we are practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC and using alternative meeting methods. 

Cancelled Events

The following event previously scheduled for Spring 2020 has been cancelled: 
June 4, 2020: Community Connections Golf Tournament, Red Wing

See also: Covid-19 Student FAQ Page

Cancelled: TRANSPORTATION CAREER NIGHT on March 24 in Winona

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CANCELLED: TRANSPORTATION CAREER NIGHT on March 24 at Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona

CANCELLED: Transportation Career Night
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
6:00-7:30 PM
Transportation Center, MSC Southeast Winona Campus
1250 Homer Road, Winona, MN

Updated 3/16/2020 - Spring Break extended an additional week through March 29; Transportation Career Night has been cancelled.

Transportation Career Night is coming up on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 pm at Minnesota State College Southeast's Winona campus, 1250 Homer Road, Winona, MN. Prospective students and their families, job hunters, or anyone interested in learning more about the college's transportation programs are all welcome to attend. Admission is free and open to the public.

Five college programs will be represented: Auto Body Collision Technology; Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology; Heavy Diesel Maintenance; Transportation Management; and Truck Driving. All majors within these programs lead directly to high growth, high demand careers.

Labs in the college's state-of-the-art facilities will be open for tours, and hands-on activities have been designed to give people an opportunity to explore the programs. A number of local business and industry representatives will be available to discuss opportunities in these high-demand job markets.

"We want to give future students a realistic idea of what transportation careers can offer. Current students and industry representatives will be on hand to talk about their experiences with our programs and job openings  in the transportation sector," said Dawn Lubahn, Interim Dean of Trade and Technology. "Plus it's a great chance to meet our faculty, who are all experts in their fields and enthusiastic about teaching the next generation."

Transportation Career Night Highlights: 

  • Meet with representatives from business and industry 
  • "Toolbox Scholarships" offered at event
  • Tour our labs and see a variety of automotive vehicles and technologies
  • Save $20 -- no fee if you apply for admission at Career Night!
  • College admissions and financial aid staff available to answer questions
  • Learn about $2500 Workforce Development Scholarships for eligible Minnesota students
  • Plus - amazing door prizes -- must be present to win!

Transportation Career Night

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