About Foundation

At the Hibbing College Foundation we support education by Investing in Dreams. There are many options for giving.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: The Hibbing College Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that exists to strengthen the availability of higher education at Minnesota North College-Hibbing through financial support for scholarships and enhancement of programs.


Vision Statement: The Hibbing College Foundation is a well-known and respected organization which provides financial support to Minnesota North College - Hibbing students allowing them to reach their personal educational goals.


Every year, Minnesota North College-Hibbing serves students who go on to become our communities' nurses, police officers, pharmacy technicians, engineers, teachers and more. Over time, Minnesota North College-Hibbing has evolved, changed, merged, moved and grown.

Hibbing was one of the first towns in the nation to expand educational opportunities by opening a two-year college in 1916. Thus, Minnesota North College-Hibbing is one of the oldest two-year colleges in Minnesota and the nation. Eleven students attended the first and only course offered in 1916 at Hibbing Junior College -- later know as Hibbing State Junior College and then as Hibbing Community College. Campus locations changed three times -- from North Hibbing, to the west wing of Hibbing High School and finally to its current location.

The Hibbing Area Vocational Technical Institute was established in 1962. It responded to the need to provide post-secondary vocational opportunities for high school graduates and miners who were being affected by the "boom and bust" cycles on the Iron Range. The institution was renamed a "technical institute" in 1987 and a "technical college" in 1989. In 1992 it merged with the Eveleth campus to form Range Technical College. Through the consolidation of Hibbing Community College and Range Technical College-Hibbing, Hibbing Community College, a technical & community college, was established on July 1, 1996. Governed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, HCC was established as a two-year, community and technical college.

In 2001, the college completed a co-location project, resulting in the building of a new addition to the campus. The new campus better supports the campuses educational mission and enriches the lives of all who study and work there. The new facility was truly a campus for the 21st century. In 2004, Hibbing Community College joined the Northeast Minnesota Higher Education District, a group of two-year technical, community and consolidated colleges in Minnesota's Arrowhead region. Joined together under one President and governance structure, HCC and its sister colleges now, more than ever, effectively serve the life-long learning needs of the people of this region.

On May 23rd, 2022, the five colleges of the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED), which included Hibbing Community College merged into a single accredited college, Minnesota North College. While the stand-alone organization Hibbing Community College may not exist anymore, the Hibbing College Foundation will continue to focus its mission on the Minnesota North College-Hibbing campus, and its students and programs, just like it always has.


For decades, Minnesota North College has offered students an opportunity for personal enrichment and professional satisfaction. Minnesota North College's Hibbing campus offers academic programs that will transfer to a four-year college or university; technical programs that provide skills to start a career; and resources for specialty training and for individuals seeking to broaden their education.

Scholarship support from the Hibbing College Foundation makes higher education and training more accessible to students. Financial support can be a key component in students achieving academic success.

It’s easier than you think to establish a scholarship! By establishing or contributing to a scholarship, you impact Minnesota North College-Hibbing students directly and immediately.

The Hibbing College Foundation has established the following policy regarding scholarship establishment and contributions.

Amounts up to $500 donated to the Hibbing College Foundation will be credited to the Foundation’s general fund unless such donations are designated otherwise.

Amounts donated in excess of $500 may be established as a restricted scholarship fund. Restricted scholarships require specific written guidelines and award criteria. Monies awarded based on such restrictions will be awarded until the donation is exhausted.

Amounts donated in excess of $25,000 can be established as a permanent endowment. Permanent endowments must have written guidelines and must be reviewed by the Hibbing College Foundation Board of Directors or the Hibbing College Foundation Finance Committee for final approval before any endowment is initiated. It is the practice of the Hibbing College Foundation to only spend the interest earned on any permanent endowment; the principal will be left untouched and not utilized for scholarship awards.

These continuing scholarships are supported with funds provided annually from donors who can specify the scholarship amount, number of scholarships awarded, qualification criteria, and scholarship name. For more information please call 218-293-6927 or email [email protected] to discuss opportunities for establishing a scholarship.


In addition to scholarship funds, the Hibbing College Foundation supports program needs through faculty grants and a variety of educational opportunities.


Payroll deduction is a great way for Minnesota North College Employees to give. Employees may contact Dr. Trent Janezich Executive Director of Advancement for more information.


The Hibbing College Foundation would love to hear from you. Please contact 218-293-6927 or [email protected]