Pursuit Grants are designed to supplement career training coursework and post-secondary certifications that are beyond the scope of traditional high school.
A community fund has been established to provide grants that support our business community and the next generation of talent as they become fully skilled assets to our local workforce. Students are required to complete a grant application that will be reviewed and approved by the MEDCO talent committee. All applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from a sponsoring business. Grant awards will not exceed $4,000 per student. Grants must have a 2:1 cash match provided by a combination of the student AND a business.Students must contribute financially towards courses pursued to qualify for the grant.
Qualifying businesses must be located in Linn County or uniquely approved by MEDCO.
Once a grant is approved, students become contractually obligated to complete the funded training. Should a student choose to not continue to pursue employment with the local business partner, grant funds may be subject to repayment.
Eligible students must be entering their senior year of high school. Applicants will also be able to apply for pursuit grants for a 12 month period following their high school graduation. Qualifying students must be currently enrolled or a graduate of either the Marion Independent or Linn-Mar Community School District.
Full grant details and initial applications are anticipated in Fall 2017.