Mr. Warren H. Robens and Mr. Henry P. Dembiczak shared a commitment to the communities where they were raised and where they lived. They also shared a strong commitment to higher education with a passion for technical education. This scholarship was created to provide support for students enrolled in a technical course of study within Minnesota State.  

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Recipient must have graduated from a Minnesota high school,
    • Preference will be given to a student who graduated from a high school in Ramsey or Roseau counties. Special preference will be given to graduates of Greenbush Middle River School District.
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Preference given to students demonstrating financial need.
  • PSEO and graduate students are ineligible.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Complete and submit the online application by November 1 at 11:59 PM. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the spring semester.
  • Submit a letter of application/personal letter. In this letter describe your:
    • Academic goals,
    • Career goals, and
    • Personal goals.
  • Submit a seperate statement of need (describe why you need this scholarship).
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from college staff. A letter of recommendation can be submitted by your recommender later. Share the Letter of Recommendation Submission Form with them.
  • Submit a copy of your college unofficial transcript.


Contact LeadMN Associate Development Officer/Scholarship Manager Joyce Petsch at 651-203-9464 or