Scholarship opportunity for students to attend the Sociologists of Minnesota Fall Conference

Special News Announcement

The Inver Hills Community Foundation has agreed to scholarship the registration fee for IHCC students to attend the Sociologists of Minnesota’s Annual Conference which will be held at Inver Hills Community on Thursday and Friday, October 9 and 10, 2014. In order for students to obtain this scholarship funding, they should fill out a pre-registration form and email it to Sheila Lindstrom at indicating that they are IHCC students before October 9, 2014. This pre-registration form can be obtained from Human Services and Sociology Instructor, Vicky Knickerbocker.

This year’s Conference Theme explores how sociological thinking can enhance our ability to understand and adapt to the changes and challenges of living in the 21st century. This conference will feature a number of guest presentations that will address the issue of human sexual trafficking which is more of a haunting occurrence in Minnesota than most students commonly assume. “Did you know that between 8,000and 12, 000 people are estimated to be involved in sexual trafficking/prostitution in Minnesota every day?” and that “The average age of a girl’s entry into sexual trafficking/prostitution is between 12 and 14 years of age?”

Danielle, Kluz, will be our featured Guest Speaker from Breaking Free, a non-profit organization in St. Paul dedicated to ending sexual trafficking and the exploitation of women and girls.

Her keynote presentation will be take place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This conference will begin at 11:30 am on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

If you want to learn more about the local impact of human sex trafficking and ways that you can help make a positive difference, please plan to attend this conference. If you would like further information about this conference, please contact Human Services and Sociology Instructor, Vicky Knickerbocker by email at or by phone at 651-450-3745.

It’s not too early to apply for a scholarship!

Deadline & application form

The Inver Hills Foundation offers scholarships to students for fall and spring semesters.  The next deadline for scholarship applications is October 30, 2014 for spring semester. There are over 30 different scholarships available.  By filling out one application, you are applying for all scholarships for which you are eligible. We have general scholarships as well as scholarships with specific requirements such as:  students living in Rosemount; students that are studying in the fields of math, science, engineering and technology; an art scholarship; music scholarship; a scholarship for students pursuing a career in science and environmental issues; a scholarship for Veterans; a nursing scholarship; and many more.  Pick up your scholarship application, which includes a description of available scholarships, in College Center (information desk or counseling area), in the Liberal Arts building administration office or you can download a copy from the Inver Hills website under Foundation.  For questions, contact Leslie Krona (651) 450-3714 or

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