The 10 winners will attend one of Executive Education's topic specific open enrollment programs.

A nonprofit that helps families and individuals transition out of homelessness and poverty, a custom hydraulic power systems manufacturer, and a desktop and mobile app marketing organization are just three of the 10 organizations that have recently been awarded scholarships from Carlson Executive Education.

The 10 winners who will be able to attend one of Carlson Executive Education's topic specific open enrollment programs include Bridging, Convey Compliance Systems, Inc., Coridian Technologies, Inc., Dem-Con Companies, The Event Group, Inc., JEM Technical, Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Minnesota Online High School, Primordial Soup, LLC, and W3i.

Offered to small companies, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs, scholarships were based on the applicant's ability to articulate how they could overcome challenges or capitalize on opportunities by attending a Carlson Executive Education open enrollment program.

"We had great feedback from the organizations who took advantage of the scholarships last year and we look forward to helping these 10 new winners get the additional skills they need to advance their organizations," says Mark Kizilos, assistant dean of Carlson Executive Education.

Half of the winners selected the "MBA Essentials" program, a relatively new program in Executive Education's collection. "MBA Essentials has quickly become a very popular program," says Kizilos. "It's a condensed MBA curriculum, just twice a week for five weeks, designed for those who can't commit to a full MBA program yet are still seeking to get a better understanding of the key challenges facing the various functions in their organization, and improve their communication with senior management, clients, customers, and suppliers."

Other classes selected by scholarship recipients included "Negotiation Strategies for Executives," "Finance for Non-Financial Managers," and The Art and Practice of Effective Coaching."