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


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.
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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.
• 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.
• 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
$500.00 Dietrich Wienss Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship can be used for tuition/fees. The student must be...
$500.00 Districts Mutual Insurance Fund
At the College/Foundation’s discretion, to provide scholarship support,...
$500.00 Donald E. Bishop Memorial Public Safety Scholarship Fund
Should have a sincere interest in the Public Safety fields (police,...
$250.00 Dr. Barbara Prindiville, IMO Mrs. Evelyn Johns Scholarshp Fund
This scholarship is established to recognize a WCTC student who has...
$500.00 DUECO Scholarship
Available to students admitted into a Business or Industrial program....
$500.00 Dynatect
Designed to benefit full-time students with financial need in any course...
$250.00 Ellen S. Phillips Scholarship
To provide general scholarship support to WCTC students.
$0.00 Engineering Scholarship Fund
Designed to benefit a WCTC student enrolled in an Engineering program.
$250.00 Eric & Lynn Delzer Scholarship
The Eric & Lynn Delzer Scholarship is designed to benefit students...
$500.00 Gene & Janet Cook Memorial Scholarship
Non-traditional student re-entering workforce, changing careers,...
$250.00 Grace Davis Harris Scholarship
To assist African America women who are enrolled in Allied Health...
$1000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Daniel R. and Bertha E. Krepps Fund
This scholarship may only be used for: Open course or study...
$950.00 Greater Milwaukee Foundation - John Ernst Memorial Scholarship
Preference given to post secondary students at WCTC studying in the...
$1,500.00 Greater Milwaukee Foundation - New Berlin Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship
Benefits students in a program of study which culminates in a degree or...
$500.00 Gregg Wozniak Memorial Scholarship
varies Honorary Marilyn Young Marketing Scholarship
Scholarship designed to benefit students enrolled in WCTC’s Marketing...
$300.00 IREM Chapter 13 B Floyd M. Adashek, CPM, Emeritus Endowment Fund
New Criteria as of 10/17: This scholarship will be awarded to Real...
$500.00 Jason Poppe Memorial Scholarship
Designed to benefit students enrolled in the carpentry program at WCTC....
$125.00 Jennifer Sebena
To benefit WCTC’s Criminal Justice Program in memory of fallen office...
$300.00 Jenny Duce Memorial Scholarship
Preference given to students enrolled in Interior Design or Business....
$400.00 Jimmie McWaters Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for students in the Electronics Technology...
$250.00 Joan Jenstead Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship to be allocated based on the financial need of single parents.
$1,000.00 John "Jay" Balchunas Memorial Scholarship
Available to students enrolled in WCTC’s Fire Protection Technician...
$500.00 John E. Lohmann Memorial Scholarship
Designed to benefit students enrolled in the Culinary Management program...
$250.00 Kathryn Bertieri Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is not program specific, nor based on need. Student...
$250.00 Keith Owsiany Memorial
To benefit a culinary student in their final year of study.
$500.00 KI/Duet Scholarship Fund
This scholarship can be used to cover tuition/fees and books. You must...
$500.00 Lake Country Hartland Rotary Scholarship
Designed to: (1) benefit current residents of the area and a senior in...
$500.00 Lasting Impressions Campaign Advised Fund
Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office...
$500.00 Leadership Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to advance women attending WCTC with...
$250.00 Lennon Family Endowment Scholarship Fund
Designed to benefit students in the area of nursing and allied...
$500.00 Manufacturing Agents Assocation for the Food Service Industry (MAFSI) of Wisconsin
Fund designated for Culinary & Hospitality Department 25% Academic...
$250.00 Margaret Farrow Leadership Scholarship
Scholarship given to a female WCTC student who demonstrates leadership...
$4,500.00 Marleh Lehmann Scholarship Foundation
This scholarship is for students in either Architecture and Construction...
varies Mary Baer Schools2Skills Scholarship
The “Mary Baer Schools2Skills Scholarship” will be given through the...
$500.00 Milwaukee Society of Plastic Engineers Education Foundation Scholarship
Participant should be in one of the Moldmaking or Plastics processing...
$500.00 Modjeski Photographic Scholarship Fund
Open to students attending WCTC full-time in the photographic and...
$500.00 Mukwonago Crazy Quilters Guild
The student must live in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth...
$100.00 Nathan J. Bauer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Designed to benefit students in a Technical Diploma or Industrial...
$3,000.00 New Hope Scholarship
You must be a women 25+ years of age returning to school. You must be a...
$500.00 Nicholas Wilcox Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship should be used to cover tuition/fees, student should be...
$1,000.00 Nick Aversa "Zenith" Endowment Scholarship
To benefit students pursuing a degree in the Electronics Technology...
$0.00 Nursing Advisor Scholarship Fund
Scholarship to be awarded each semester to a nursing student who is an...
$200.00 Nursing Club Scholarship
Scholarship to be awarded each semester to a continuing Nursing Program...
$200.00 O'Day Scholarship
Scholarship is for students in the Fire Protection Technician program,...
$500.00 Office of Global Education Endowment
To support the activities of the Global Education & Trade Center and...
$250.00 Orbis Corporation Scholarship Fund
Scholarship to be divided and allocated to two students in the Fall Tool...
$500.00 Pamela Bach Schroeder Fund
Established to benefit dedicated students enrolled in WCTC’s culinary...
$500.00 Peter & Mary Karter
To benefit students enrolled in WCTC’s Hospitality & Culinary Arts program.
$500.00 Peter J. Feichtmeier Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship was established to benefit aspiring carpenters enrolled in...