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College Establishes R.T. Rybak Scholarship

MCTC Foundation establishes R.T. Rybak Scholarship for students 

R.T. RybakIn honor of his long-standing advocacy and support of the College, its initiatives and its students, the Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Foundation announced the establishment of the R.T. Rybak Scholarship. The R.T. Rybak Scholarship will provide assistance to MCTC students who have limited income with a focus on supporting those who are community and civic minded.

“The partnership I’ve had with MCTC and the hundreds of students I’ve met there is one of the most valuable gifts I have received as mayor,” said Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. “It is easy to see how lives are changed in those halls every day.”

“As important as it is for a mayor to pursue public works projects or investments that stimulate commercial development, Mayor Rybak has always put our students first,” said MCTC President Phil Davis.

Among his many accomplishments over the last 12 years, Mayor Rybak was instrumental in launching and raising funds to support the Power of YOU program at MCTC. Power of YOU has provided thousands of high school graduates access to college.

RT RybakAt a reception and dinner celebration May 14 at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, the MCTC Foundation announced the creation of the R.T. Rybak Scholarship and recognized the tremendous support and recognition Mayor Rybak has given MCTC. The event gathered a crowd of faithful MCTC supporters, including current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community supporters. Attendees raised thousands of dollars at the event for the Mayor R.T. Rybak Scholarship. The first R.T. Rybak scholarship will be awarded spring 2014.

“Mayor Rybak leaves a legacy of putting young people, their dreams and their education at the center of his vision for our city,” said Davis.

Individuals interested in contributing to the R.T. Rybak Scholarship can donate at https://give.minneapolis.edu.

Photos: Top: Mayor R.T. Rybak at the scholarship announcement at the Women's Club of Minneapolis. Bottom: Mayor R.T. Rybak uses one of MCTC's virtual welding machines.