Nathan Galles, Alexandria Technical & Community College general carpentry student, was one of 16 students awarded a Housing First Minnesota (HFM) and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation (HFM-F) scholarship in 2020.
HFM and HFM-F awarded $16,000 in scholarships to many deserving recipients to help further their education and career goals within the residential home building industry.
Galles is a two-time State Fair Blue Ribbon winner in Woodworking, Nathan wants to purchase land and build his own home. In his personal essay, he said that “A ‘home’ is where people make and accomplish their dreams. I want to help people accomplish them by building homes …where they can have a place to start their dreams.” When not attending school, Nathan runs his own woodworking shop business.