José is a first-generation American immigrant. He's also an undocumented college student.

“One day while I was having a hard day at work tearing down the roof of a house, I realized I could do something bigger. At that moment I knew I was capable of pursuing a higher education.”

José enrolled in Minneapolis College's School of Nursing program and graduated with a 3.0 GPA earlier this month. His next step is Metro State University to earn a bachelor's degree in Biology. José's sights are set on attending a top-ranked medical school and he credits Minneapolis College for helping him get there.

“I am one step closer to my dream of becoming a surgeon. Being awarded a scholarship from the Minneapolis College Foundation took a heavy burden off my shoulders. I am humbled and honored that they believed in me. I can’t wait when I become a surgeon, so that I can pay it forward by helping the underrepresented in our community.”

We are grateful for donors like you who invest in scholarships to support Minneapolis College students like José. Your generosity ensures they reach their academic dreams and build a strong path forward.

Thank you for believing in the power of a college credential. Together, we can change the world.

Your tax-deductible contribution will fuel over 800 Minneapolis College scholars' success and growth.