Moraine Park faculty see first-hand the financial struggles students face when it comes to affording college. “As instructors and teachers, we get to know our students well both personally and professionally,” says Barbara Brown, Moraine Park Nursing Instructor. “We are seeing an increase in the number of students who need assistance to finish their degree and reach their goals for a better life for themselves and their families.”
In response to the growing need, the Moraine Park Federation of Teachers (MPFT) gave $50,000 to the Moraine Park Foundation to establish a scholarship endowment. “We are pleased to give this gift to the Foundation to benefit Moraine Park students. Our scholarships will help relieve some of the burden of college debt and give our students a strong start once they earn their degree,” said Tim Moy Automotive Technician Instructor.
Students can apply for the Moraine Park Federation of Teachers scholarship beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. Qualifying students must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and take a minimum of six credits per semester.
The Moraine Park Federation of Teachers was established in the 1960’s to represent Moraine Park faculty regarding working conditions, benefits, and wages, which contributed to the positive learning environment at Moraine Park Technical College, and MPFT will continue to support students by offering annual endowment scholarships.