ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – The chancellor of the state college and university system is stopping in 20 Minnesota cities this week to promote a scholarship program for students wanting careers in high-demand fields.

Devinder Malhotra (duh-VIN-der mal-HOE-truh) says anyone is eligible — from students finishing high school to those returning to the work force.

“Who, for whatever reason, they have dropped out and now are coming back to get some post-secondary credentials as they enter the work force,” said Malhotra.

Hundreds of scholarships worth 25-hundred dollars or more are available at two-year state colleges.

They’ll assist students pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, I-T, early childhood education or transportation. He will have a stop in Marshall tomorrow.