MCN is pleased to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for most MCN sponsored trainings and events. (For scholarships to attend our conferences, please see the link on each conference webpage.)

Individuals meeting any of the following criteria receive preference for significant partial scholarships to MCN sponsored workshops and virtual trainings:

  • Small organizations with budgets under $750,000
  • Greater Minnesota organizations from outside the seven-county Twin Cities area
  • Immigrant and refugee organizations (led by immigrants/refugees or serving over 50% of clients who are immigrants or refugees) and culturally-specific organizations working with individual cultural communities
  • Full time students, jobseekers, or full time volunteers (i.e., AmeriCorps, VISTA, Public Allies)
MCN Scholarships

Other limited scholarships may be awarded on a case-by-case basis, based on availability of funding and space at the event.

In 2018, MCN provided 742 people with $95,222 in savings through scholarships to our events.

Apply Now for a Partial Scholarship to a Workshop or e-Learning Opportunity

To apply, please submit a written request to Kat McCaffery at least one week prior to the workshop or webinar. Please include the following information:

  1. Your full name
  2. The date and name of the event you hope to attend
  3. Organizational affiliation, annual budget size, and service area (or note if you are a jobseeker or student)
  4. Your current email address, mailing address, and phone number
  5. A note addressing why you are requesting a scholarship and how attending the workshop would advance you and/or your organization

Do not register for the event online if you plan to apply for a scholarship.

MCN’s registration policy applies to all registrants, including scholarship recipients. Accepting a scholarship offer constitutes an agreement to pay the pre-determined registration fee, whether or not the registrant actually attends the event (see Registration Policies & Refunds for details). Registrants who are unable to attend the session/conference may substitute someone to attend in their place. Please contact MCN's registrar via email and let us know who will be attending in your place. Your scholarship is non-transferable to other workshops or conferences.