NCTC Foundation Receives Matching Challenge from Engelstad Family Foundation

The newly established “Never Too Late” scholarship will provide funds to students who are 23 years of age or older.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – By NCTC Communications

The Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) Foundation has been challenged by the Engelstad Family Foundation to raise $100,000 by April 1, 2018 to establish a new “Never Too Late” scholarship for non-traditional students. The “Never Too Late” Scholarship will provide funds to students who are 23 years of age or older. These students often do not qualify for traditional financial aid and have little choice but to work part-time or even full-time while earning a credential at Northland. Once raised, that amount will be matched with another $100,000 from the Engelstad Family Foundation to start the endowment with a total of $200,000. The endowment will initially provide around $8,000 per year in scholarship dollars to be distributed to Northland students at both the East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls campuses.  Read the full press release…

Donations can be made with checks to “NCTC Foundation” 1101 Highway One E, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, or online. Pledges can also be made to accommodate payments over time. No administrative fees are taken from donated funds.

The NCTC Foundation, established in 1975, is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation in the State of Minnesota. It is the Foundation’s mission to support the college by providing opportunities for contributors to invest in and enhance the educational experience of Northland students. To support students, the Foundation annually distributes over $150,000 in scholarships, and provides on-campus student housing with a 144-bedroom student housing complex in Thief River Falls.

For more information about this challenge, contact Lars Dyrud, Executive Director of the NCTC Foundation, at 218-683-8616 or