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WDI coordinates and funds scholarships for youth and adults to attend programs in specific industries, at approved educational institutions. If you are interested in furthering your education in manufacturing, healthcare, technology, bioscience or the services and trades, you may want to consider applying for financial support through WDI scholarships.

You will be asked to complete a career assessment and review the results with a Workforce Investment Act counselor. They will help you develop an educational plan, obtain recommendations, and complete further application information.

Youth and adult scholarship programs

You must be between 18 and 21 years of age to apply for a youth scholarship. You must be 21 years or age or older to apply for an adult scholarship.

Scholarships for the current academic year are valued up to $6,000 per recipient. Awardees will be selected by the Southeast Minnesota Workforce Investment Board. Preference will be given to students pursuing jobs from the regional “targeted jobs” list.

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