Twenty five local college age and adult students attending west metro technical schools were awarded a total of $27,000 in scholarships in 2016 via TwinWest Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation. Included in the most recent awards was Devyn Smoter of St. Michael-Albertville High School.Each year TwinWest Foundation scholarships are granted to graduating students from TwinWest member college partners Hennepin Technical College, North Hennepin Community College, Hamline University, Herzing University, Dunwoody College, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, Rasmussen College, National American University, and PCI Academy.
The 2016 Workforce Scholarship winners are:
Rasmussen College: Mitchell Balding, Alison Fulwider, Angela Maruska, Eric Perkins, Jestine Houle, Rasheena Bickham
North Hennepin Community College: Angela Wragg, Achille Jiofo Kenzo, Angela Wilson-Doe, Cecile Nono Mbienda Epse Ketchaya, Utah Ogbonna, Pader Lor, Mallory Harris, Morena Portillo Fuentes, Taiwo Dolo
Dunwoody College of Technology: Devyn Smoter, Alexis Koren, Gianna Madison, Joshua Garcia, Kerry Mandt, Patrick Kowal, JJ Virnala, Julie VanderWal
Herzing University: Denette Phillips, Kelly Stewart
Thanks to the generosity of the business community in the western Twin Cities area, the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation has been able to invest over $1,000,000 back into the community in the form of scholarships since 1982. TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and substantiate powerful investments into educating the workforce of tomorrow. Students become teachers, doctors, and business owners – active and positive members of the community.
The TwinWest Foundation is the oldest, and one of the most active, chamber of commerce philanthropic institutions in the state of Minnesota. Since its inception in 1982, the TwinWest Foundation has raised and awarded more than $1,000,000 to individuals and community projects in the region. For more information, please visitwww.twinwest.com.