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Welcome to the WCTC Foundation Scholarship Portal! The portal provides information on Foundation scholarships available to WCTC students.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I complete the scholarship application?
• You should complete the Scholarship application as soon as possible. We will continue awarding Fall Scholarships through October 2023. If your application is received after all Fall Scholarships are awarded you will be considered for Spring scholarships. We will begin awarding Spring scholarships January through the end of February (or until all scholarships have been awarded). If you are selected for a scholarship opportunity, you will receive an email to your WCTC student email address. After all scholarships have been awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year, we will notify all students that applied and were not selected for a scholarship opportunity.

Who can use the system?
WCTC students who have been admitted to a certificate, technical diploma or associate degree program; Undeclared students are not eligible
• Enrolled in 6 or more credits for the upcoming semester (total for Term 1 and Term 2 combined)
• Cumulative 2.0 GPA

How do I get started?
• Sign in using your WCTC login information. User name is only the first half of your WCTC email (only up to the @ sign).
• Complete the General Application. You may save your work and come back to it later to finish.
• Internet Explorer CANNOT be used as your web browser. Use Firefox, Chrome or another browser.

Do you have any helpful hints for completing the Foundation scholarship application?
Essays questions
• Essay questions hold the most weight of the application. Use your responses to the essay questions to share your personal story and show the reviewer that you are a “good investment.” Scholarships are funded by individuals and local companies who are looking to invest in your success and in the future of our community. The application is your opportunity to share your educational and career plans with the reviewer and make the case why you deserve the scholarship award more so than the next applicant.
• Be sure to answer using complete sentences and proper grammar and spelling. Visit the Writing Center or review your application with an instructor, friend or family member.
• Answers should be a minimum of 75 words to a maximum of 500 words.
• The quality of your answer is the most important.
Resume
• Highly recommend that you attach a resume.
• Save it as a PDF document before uploading it.
• We are not looking at your experience. We are looking that it is done in a proper format and is grammatically correct. Have Career Connections review it if you are unsure about it.
References
• Highly recommend that you include 2-3 references. You will need to include their name and email address on the scholarship application.
• Be sure to reach out to your reference prior to listing them in the scholarship application.
• If you are a current WCTC student, one reference should be from an instructor here at WCTC, and one from an employer, if possible.
• If you are a new student to WCTC, then one reference from a previous teacher/counselor and one from an employer.
• All references are asked to return their reference letter within two weeks of being notified via email. Not all references complete the letter, so it may be good to list an extra. You are able to view on your application what references have turned in their letter.

What happens after I complete the application?
• Once you complete your general application, you will be automatically matched with scholarships for which you may qualify. It is important to understand that due to the competitive nature of many scholarships, matching does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. Last year nearly 70% of those students who completed the scholarship application received a scholarship. Scholarship amounts range from $250-$1000 with the average award being $500.

When/how will I receive notice if I have been selected to receive a scholarship?
• You will be notified via your WCTC email only, so please be sure to check your WCTC email regularly. Generally, fall scholarships are awarded September through October and spring scholarships are awarded January through February.

What should be done after I have been notified via email that I received a foundation scholarship?
• Follow the link provided in the email you received.
• “Accept” the scholarship.
New this year, you will then be prompted to answer four essay questions. A Thank You letter will be created from the answers you provide, so please answer the questions in complete sentences, using good grammar and correct spelling. Each answer should be a minimum of 3-4 sentences. This should be done within 2 weeks of receiving the initial email, so that you don’t risk having your scholarship rescinded and awarded to another WCTC student.
• Once your responses have been received, the scholarship will be disbursed to your student account within 7 business days. If you do not have a balance on your student account, then a refund will be issued to you.

How are students selected for scholarships?
• Each student’s scholarship application is reviewed by our scholarship committee made up of WCTC faculty and staff.
• Each student’s application is reviewed 3 times.
• The student’s application is scored by each reviewer based on the following items:
 The quality of your answers to the essays questions regarding accomplishing your academic and career goals, any challenges you may have faced, influences to the development of your character, and reason for seeking financial assistance. (These questions hold the most weight in your scoring.)
 Resume
 Returned references (ideally two references – one academic and one employer)
 Community service/volunteer opportunities within the last 5 years
• Each scholarship has qualifications decided upon by the donor. All scholarships are matched with those students who meet the donor qualifications and are ranked by their reviewer score. The most qualified student with the highest reviewer score is then considered for the scholarship.

When are scholarships typically awarded?
• Fall Scholarships are awarded September-October. We will begin awarding Spring scholarships January through the end of February (or until all scholarships have been awarded). If you are selected for a scholarship opportunity, you will receive an email to your WCTC student email address. After all scholarships have been awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year, we will notify all students that applied and were not selected for a scholarship opportunity.

Do I have to apply every year for Foundation scholarships?
• Yes, just like you would for financial aid. You apply once for the entire academic year – fall and spring.

Who can I contact with questions?
• You can email scholarships@wctc.edu with general questions about the application.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000.00 Milwaukee Society of Plastic Engineers Education Foundation Scholarship - Mark Sellers Milwaukee SPE Education Foundation Scholarship
The Milwaukee Society of Plastics Engineers Education Foundation has two...
Ended
$500.00 Armed Forces Student Center Scholarship
Ended
$3,000.00 Brady Corporation Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is for students enrolled in the School of Applied...
Ended
$500.00 Gene Haas CNC Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in...
Ended
$250.00 Helen M. Ring Memorial Scholarship
The Helen M. Ring Scholarship is designed to honor her love of baking...
Ended
$250.00 High School Completion and ELL Scholarship
The primary purpose of the fund is to financially assist Adult Basic...
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$500.00 HNI Risk Services Endowment Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is designed to benefit WCTC students looking...
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$250.00 Hospitality, Culinary and Pastry Management Scholarship
For students in the Hospitality Management program, Pastry Management or...
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$500.00 Ingleside Hotel Scholarship (formerly Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center Scholarship)
No program restrictions. At the discretion of WCTC
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$500.00 Jeffrey J. Gusinda Memorial Scholarship
To benefit a student enrolled in WCTC’s School of Protective and Human...
Ended
$450.00 Learning in Retirement (LIR) Student Scholarship
The scholarship recipient of this award should preferably be 35 years of...
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$500.00 Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Graphic Design Scholarship
o This scholarship is designed to benefit second year students enrolled...
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$250.00 Maria J. Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund
Fund has been established to support the educational goals of a woman...
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$250.00 Mary Fox Hagner Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by NARI Milwaukee Foundation, Inc.
WCTC students eligible for this scholarship include any associate...
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$500.00 Midwest Composite Scholarship
This scholarship should benefit WCTC School of Applied Technologies,...
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$250.00 Monica R. Haase Memorial Scholarship
Monica Haase was a graduate of WCTC’s Dental Hygiene Program and the...
Ended
$200.00 Ronald V Krizek School of Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is for students in the Licensed Practical Nursing to...
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$0.00 Stanek Tool Scholarship
Available to students who pursue a Tool & Die Making degree with above...
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$250.00 Tribute Scholarships
Tribute Scholarships are in recognition of the following individuals. ...
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Up to maximum of $2000 Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Foundation Technical Scholarship
This scholarship is specifically for students who are enrolling in their...
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$250.00 Academic Advisors A-Team Scholarship
Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; enrolled in an Associate...
Ended
$500.00 Allan & Mildred Steele Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to benefit WCTC students who graduated from...
Ended
$500.00 Allen Albrecht Memorial Scholarship
Designed to benefit students enrolled in WCTC’s Graphic Design Program...
Ended
$2,000.00 American Association of University Women-West Suburban Milwaukee Branch (AAUWW)
The scholarship recipient will be a female undergraduate student who...
Ended
$500 Anderson Family Scholarship
To benefit international students who attend WCTC and men and women who...
Ended
$500.00 Armand F. & Mildred J. Delzer Graphic Arts Scholarship
To benefit WCTC students enrolled in the Graphics Communication Program.
Ended
$250 Ashley Zielinski Memorial Dental Hygiene Scholarship
Eligible candidates for this scholarship must be a member of the Student...
Ended
$250.00 Association for Graphic Arts Training (AGAT) Scholarship, in honor of Arnold S. Reif
To be used for scholarships for students enrolled in WCTC’s graphic...
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$250.00 Automatic Fire Protection Scholarship
Awards to be made to full-time students, no other program restrictions.
Ended
$500 AVI Systems Next-Gen Scholarship
This scholarship is for students in the Biomedical Electronics Tech,...
Ended
$300.00 Awareness Dental Hygiene Scholarship
Scholarship is designed to benefit a student in WCTC’s Dental Hygiene...
Ended
$500.00 Bank Five Nine Scholarship
Scholarship offered to the ideal future employee who displays academic...
Ended
$250.00 Bea Anderson Memorial Scholarship
To benefit women of merit (not necessarily in need), priority is given...
Ended
$500.00 Berghammer Corporation Scholarship
To provide opportunity and encouragement for students studying in the...
Ended
$1,000.00 Beth Holland-Snyder Cancer Scholarship
This is a general scholarship (no specific program) and can be used for...
Ended
$250.00 Brad Piazza Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is to cover tuition/fees and books. Students must be...
Ended
$250.00 Brandon Pfeffer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship can be used to cover tuition/fees. The student must be...
Ended
$500 Caroline & Fred Portz Scholarship
Designed to benefit Health Occupations students, with emphasis on...
Ended
$200.00 Carpentry Advised Fund
To benefit students enrolled in WCTC’s “Building Trades-Carpentry”...
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$500.00 Catfish Institute Scholarship
To benefit students studying in WCTC’s Culinary Program. 40% –...
Ended
$500.00 Century Fence Scholarship
Available to students enrolled in a program within WCTC’s Nursing &...
Ended
$500 Claudine Bertieri-Savage Memorial Scholarship
Designed to benefit WCTC students from the Menomonee Falls school...
Ended
$1,000.00 Community League of Menomonee Falls Scholarship
Available to women who are returning to school and who have financial...
Ended
$500.00 Community League, Inc. - General (Tech) Scholarship
Updated criteria 1/29/19 – Available to students in Architecture and...
Ended
$500.00 Dan Wolfgram Excellence in Marketing Scholarship
The student must be a Marketing student, attending full-time (12 credits...
Ended
$250.00 Dana Walding Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for students in the Graphic Design Program in the...
Ended
$500.00 David & Nancy Vollmar Memorial Scholarship
Designed to benefit students in the Early Childhood Education program at...
Ended
$1,000.00 Delores Jeuck Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund (use for scholarships)
This scholarship is designed to benefit: A new student enrolled in...
Ended
$750.00 Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
The Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation Diversity & Inclusion...
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$500.00 Diesel Equipment Tech Advised Fund
To benefit WCTC students enrolled in WCTC’s Diesel Equipment Tech...
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