Students pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, I-T, early childhood education or transportation can now apply for scholarships at two-year state colleges. Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra  says hundreds of scholarships worth $2,500 or more are for fields with a workforce shortage:

“What these scholarships do is, they enable us to open the doors of hope and opportunity a little bit wider.”

Malhotra is on a 20-city Minnesota tour to promote the scholarship program. He will be in North Mankato talking with South Central College and MSU on July 11.