PINE CITY, Minn. – Thanks to a recent $5,250 donation from Nexen, Pine Technical & Community College manufacturing students have been eligible for $49,000 in scholarship funds. Since 2013, Nexen offered to match the funds PTCC Foundation raised from other manufacturers for scholarships for manufacturing students at the college. They agreed to match every dollar for four years. Over that time period, the Pine Technical & Community College Foundation raised $24,500, which was matched by Nexen, bringing the grand total of the scholarship fund to $49,000. “We’re very appreciative to Nexen for their generous donations throughout the years,” said PTCC President Joe Mulford. “By providing scholarships for manufacturing students, Nexen is helping our students to earn a degree to get good-paying jobs. In turn, this helps our regional manufacturing industry fill the gap.” Hank Schilling, product manager, precision motion controls at Nexen, presented Mulford with the 2016 donation of $5,250 in late April.