MSC Southeast in Red Wing and Winona is a top ten finalist in The Million Dollar Community College Challenge.
Lumina Foundation’s Million Dollar Community College Challenge is meant to support brand building and strategic marketing efforts at the nation’s public 2-year community colleges.
Ten finalists will receive at least $100,000 to support brand building and strategic marketing efforts and will compete in a second round for a $1 million grant, to be announced in August.
Nine runners-up will receive $100,000 grants that will start in August 2022 and run through August 2023.
One institution will receive a $1 million dollar grant that will run from August 2022 through August 2024.
In addition to financial support, all of the finalists will receive technical assistance to develop actionable brand building and marketing strategies.
MSC Southeast President Marsha Danielson says the Lumina Foundation grant will positively impact their ability to produce more educated graduates to meet the current and future workforce needs of our region.