DCTC Foundation receives $5,000 from high-tech manufacturer
On Oct. 28, 2013, the Dakota County Technical College Foundation received a $5,000 grant from Flint Hills Resources to fund scholarships for students pursuing technical careers. FHR is a high-tech manufacturer that employs hundred of engineers and skilled workers and are committed to supporting high-quality education in the Twin Cities.
The grant will provide five (5) $1000 named scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Specifically, these scholarships will support students enrolled in any of the following program areas: Biomedical Equipment Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance Technology, Electrical Lineworker, Energy Technical Specialist, Nanoscience Technology and Welding Technology.
“Flint Hills Resources believes one important way we contribute to the community is by actively participating in the education of tomorrow’s leaders,” said Lowell Stolte, Environmental Director at FHR and DCTC Foundation Board Member. “We support diverse education programs that emphasize entrepreneurship, STEM education and environmental stewardship. Flint Hills Resources is committed to adding value to its community by supporting organizations and programs that help enrich and educate Minnesota learners.”
DCTC is one of a number of education-based organizations and programs with which Flint Hills Resources have longstanding partnerships in Minnesota, including:
- The annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, in partnership with the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
- Science Museum of Minnesota programming, school assemblies and overnight field trips
- Minnesota Zoo school assemblies
- The annual Girls & Science event, in partnership with KMSP-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul (FOX9)
- DARTS Learning Buddies program
Flint Hills Resources in an independent refining, chemicals and biofuels company. It strives to create value for its customers and society–through the way its facilities operate, its efficient use of resources, the products it produces and markets, and its involvement in its communities. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $7.6 billion since 2002.
About the DCTC Foundation
Established in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the DCTC Foundation is governed by a board of directors with up to 18 members. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $3.2 million in financial assistance for students while building a general endowment fund and establishing private endowment funds.
For more information about the DCTC Foundation, contact:
- Tharan Leopold
Executive Director of Foundation & Alumni