Finish Line

Otto Bremer Grant 2014-2015

Normandale Community College

Highlighting Success

Highlighting Success

The Normandale Finish Line Scholarship Program objective is to provide performance-based scholarships for students with a financial need who are within two semesters of on-time completion.

Program Goals: 

  1. Students develop an academic plan for completion of a two-year
    degree or certificate.
  2. Meet with their academic advisor or counselor to overcome any
    barriers to success.
  3. Attend cohort workshops to complete activities that will further aid
    them in their personal and educational journey for life-long success.

Secondary Objectives:

  1. Offer returning students a personal (re)connection to college
    support services, academic and personal development, and peer
    group support.
  2. Assist participating students with the goal of transferring to a
    four-year degree offering institution with identifying the benefits
    of completing their associate degree. (examples; reducing the
    chance of individual courses failing to transfer, increasing their
    current earning potential, and the overall power of completing)


  • Backward by Design
  • GPS: Goals + Plans = Success
  • NCC 1000 Pathways to College Success Framework
  • D2L Brightspace Learning Management System
  • Intrusive Advising