Xcel Energy grants access to extraordinary education

Posted: Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:37pm in News

SCTCC has received a $10,000 grant from Xcel Energy to fund ten scholarships for students pursuing careers in manufacturing.

The scholarship is available to Central Minnesota students seeking degrees in the fields of applied engineering, energy and electronics, machine tool technology, mechanical design, and welding/fabrication at SCTCC. Xcel Energy has invested in the scholarship since 2002.

In addition to the grant, Xcel Energy is actively involved in SCTCC’s academic program advisory boards and was a partner in the development of the college’s nuclear energy technician program in 2010.

Xcel Energy presents check for manufacturing scholarships

Mark Osendorf (far right), manager of community relations and economic development at Xcel Energy, presents a scholarship check to Matt Keil, SCTCC dean of trade and industry, Aaron Barker, SCTCC instructor of energy and electronics, and Jenna Berger, executive director of SCTCC Foundation

Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company operating in eight Western and Midwestern states. The company is committed to providing cost-effective, clean, responsible energy delivered with the highest standards for safety, reliability, and responsiveness. Xcel Energy supports communities in four important focus areas: math and science education, environmental stewardship, job training, placement, and creation and access to arts and culture. In 2012, Xcel Energy invested $8 million in support of communities across its service territory.

The online scholarship application opens in January for the 2014-15 academic year.


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