External Scholarships

WCTC students often qualify for awards from external organizations. You are encouraged to pursue all opportunities. Don’t wait to be accepted to a college to begin researching and applying for scholarships.

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Reporting External Scholarships to the WCTC Financial Aid Office

You are required to provide a written notification to the WCTC Financial Aid Office of all external scholarships you receive. In some cases, these funds may be used to repay a portion of loans that you’ve already received.

Scholarship checks are usually made co-payable to the student and WCTC. If a check is made payable to WCTC or to you and WCTC, then it must be submitted to the WCTC Financial Aid Office. Scholarship funds will be applied to your account and the proceeds will be split equally between both semesters, unless otherwise indicated by the donor.

  • If the check is made co-payable to you and WCTC, then sign the back of the check and submit it to the WCTC Financial Aid Office. Include your student ID number on the front of the check.
  • If the check is made payable only to WCTC, submit it to the WCTC Financial Aid Office and include your student ID number of the front. You do not need to sign the check.
  • If the check is made payable only to you, then notify the WCTC Financial Aid Office of the donor and the amount. You are not required to send the check to WCTC.

If a donor requires verification of enrollment, you may log in to your My WCTC Account and print a copy of your class schedule for the semester. You may also contact the Registration Office at 262.691.5578.

Scholarship Scams

Be aware of tactics to convince students to utilize their services. Avoid applications that require fees or Social Security Numbers. In most cases, these companies are attempting to sell software, books and other services unrelated to scholarships.

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Summer Scholarship Blood Drives

Amount:

Up to $1000

Targeted Area:

All Students

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

This summer, give the gift of life to someone in your community AND receive the opportunity to win a $1000 scholarship. Receive an entry just for donating blood. Community members, including teachers, families and friends can donate on behalf of an eligible student to increase a student's chances.

Comments:

Complete list of scholarship drives, visit www.bcw.edu/scholarship for official rules and more information.

FMA (Fabricators and Manufacturers Association) Foundation

Amount:

12 $1000 Scholarships to be awarded

Deadline:

None

Targeted Area:

Students enrolled in a curriculum program that will lead to a career in the metal forming and fabricating industry.

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

Students interested in the metal forming sector of manufacturing; students currently enrolled or are considering enrolling in a curriculum program.

Comments:

Applications and additional eligibility requirements are available for downloading in PDF format from www.fmafoundation.com; additional information or questions, call 815-331-1338 or email foundation@fmanet.org

Nursing.org

Amount:

$500-$1,000

Targeted Area:

Nursing Students

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

Enrolled in Nursing with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Comments:

Applications are available at http://www.nursing.org/

National Association of EMTs (NAEMT)

Amount:

varies

Application Available:

yes

Eligibility Criteria:

The National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) offers scholarships throughout the year for those interested in advancing their EMS career. Amounts are: •First Responders (To become EMT-Basic) – up to $500 each •EMT-Basic (To become EMT-Paramedic) – up to $5,000 each •Paramedics (To advance education in the realm of EMS) – up to $2,000 each •Degree completion program offered through The College Network – up to $2,500 each The next application deadline is June 15.

Comments:

To apply log onto http://www.naemt.org/members_audience/scholarships.aspx

Herb Society Of America-WI Unit Scholarship

Amount:

$1000

Deadline:

2017-05-08

Targeted Area:

Culinary Management or Baking and Pastry Management

Application Available:

Yes

Eligibility Criteria:

Enrolled in WCTC's School of Business Culinary Management or Baking and Pastry Management associate degree programs. Student have completed 15 credits have a 3.0 GPA, have hands on culinary or baking pastry experience either as a volunteer of as a paid employee.

Comments:

To request an application please email: dwallace15@wctc.edu or borthlore@att.net

Teach Early Childhood Wisconsin Infant Toddler Scholarship

Amount:

Tuition/ Fees and transportation

Deadline:

none

Targeted Area:

Enrolled in a one or two year Child Care program.

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

For Family Child Care Providers who are employed in a licensed or certified center and work directly with Infants and Toddlers. To apply call Wisconsin Early Childhood Association at 800-783-9322 or email teach@wecanaeyc.org.

Carroll College - Transfer Scholarships

Amount:

Varies

Deadline:

None

Targeted Area:

Transfer Students

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

Excel Scholarship - Awarded to those full-time students transferring to Carroll with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 to 4.0 Founders Scholarship - Awarded to those full-time students transferring to Carroll with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 - 2.79.

Comments:

An accepted application to Carroll College is an application to apply for scholarships. If you have any questions regarding these transfer scholarships please contact Carroll College at (262)524-7220 (locally) or 1-800-CARROLL (toll-free). You may also email sklander@cc.edu.

UMOS National Farmworkers Jobs Program

Amount:

Up to $4,400

Targeted Area:

Worked on a farm during the previous two years

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

WCTC students enrolled in certificate and other short-term programs not covered by federal and state financial aid. Call UMOS at 414-389-6642 for an application.

Comments:

The purpose of the UMOS National Farmworkers Jobs program is to help families improve their economic wellbeing, education, health, and housing situations so they may better realize their potential.

Wisc Amusement & Music Operators Assoc (WAMO)

Amount:

$1,000 (3)

Deadline:

Open Until Awarded

Targeted Area:

Wisconsin Technical College Students

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

Must be accepted or enrolled for six or more credits at any Wisconsin Technical College and must have a recommendation from a WAMO member.

Comments:

Applications available at: www.westerntc.edu click on scholarships select WAMO Scholarship. If you have questions, please call the Western Foundation at 608-785-9261

Medical Assistant Certification

Amount:

Varies

Targeted Area:

Medical Assistant

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

Please visit this website for a listing of scholarships: http://www.medicalassistantcertification.org/scholarships/

Health Profession Opportunity Grant

Amount:

Various

Targeted Area:

Health Professions

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

At least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED. Able to pass a drug screen, physical, and TB test. US citizen and resident of Wisconsin. Household income at or below 200% Federal Poverty Line (or 300% if working). Pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE or college entrance exam (Compass)and the Caregiver Criminal Background check.

Comments:

Call Mallory of W-O-W Workforce Development 262-695-7897

RenegadeWorks Annual Innovation Scholarship

Amount:

$250-$1000

Deadline:

2017-07-31

Targeted Area:

Technology Innovation

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

• Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students attending or accepted to an accredited university • Criteria: Write a 500 word essay • Deadline: Annually on July 31st • Awarded: Annually on August 30th • Award Amounts: $1000 (1st place), $500 (2nd), $250 (3rd) • Scholarship Website: https://renegadeworks.com/scholarship/

Comments:

Apply online at: https://renegadeworks.com/scholarship/

Waukesha Citizen Police Academy Association (WCPAA) Scholarship

Amount:

$500

Targeted Area:

Enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

You must be pursing a degree in Criminal Justice. You also must have graduated from one of the Waukesha Public School or Catholic Memorial; be a Waukesha resident or have a parent who is employed by the City of Waukesha Police Department.

Comments:

To apply, please email dwielgus@wi.rr.com to receive application materials.

Scholarships for Women and Minorities

Amount:

Varies

Targeted Area:

Women and Minorities

Application Available:

no

Eligibility Criteria:

Visit http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-for-women/ for more information.