Other Scholarships

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Scholarship for Youth in Out-of Home Care

Requirements
  • Have been in out-of home care (OHC) placement for at least six months after the age of 15 and left OHC at age 18
  • Have been in OHC for at least six months after the age of 15 and adopted after the age of 16
  • Have been in OHC placement in Wisconsin as described above
  • Have been in OHC placement in another state but has become a resident of Wisconsin prior to attending a Wisconsin postsecondary institution
  • Be accepted into a postsecondary institution at the time the application is submitted
  • Be age 20 or less, unless enrolled in a post-secondary program on his/her 21st birthday, extending eligibility to age 23
Amount:  Up to cost of attendance and may not exceed $5,000
Deadline:  Ongoing
Application:  Click here

Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation

Requirements
  • Be current postsecondary undergraduate or high school graduate.  Candidates must have at least a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Plan to enroll or be currently enrolled in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational technical school for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Be a student who previously attended or graduated from one of the following Wisconsin community high schools:  Arcadia High School, Black River Falls High, Bloomer High School, Mineral Point High, Montello Junior/Senior High School, Neillsville High School, Riverdale Schools, Stoughton High School, Viroqua High School, or Wautoma High School.
Amount:  TBD
Deadline:  March 15, 2016
Application:  https://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/bryantfoundation

Marine Credit Union

Requirements
  • Marine Credit Union member or child of a MCU member
  • Enroll for the next academic year as a full-time student
Amount:  $1,000 (five scholarships)
Deadline:  February 12, 2016
Application:  https://www.marinecu.com/scholarships/
Note:  See website for additional criteria

Memorial Go-Kart Inc. Scholarship

Requirements
  • Scholarship recipients are graduates of a Washington County High School and are enrolled in a 2 year program. The recipient must be enrolled in an Auto Mechanic, Auto Body, Welding or a Trade program/field.
  • All applications must include a recommendation from the High School Principal or teacher working with the student, 2 completed reference forms, the High School transcripts, and an acceptance letter from an accredited educational facility.
Amount:  The value of the Memorial Go-Kart Scholarship will be announced after our annual event. Previous years scholarships totaled up to $7,500.
Deadline:  April 15, 2016
Application:  Memorial Go-Kart Inc. Scholarship application


Tool, Die & Machining of WI

Scholarship One - Award up to $500

Requirements
  • Must be WI Resident
  • In Tool and Die Program
  • Complete Essay
Amount:  $500.00
Deadline:  January 15th for Spring –AND- June 15th for Fall

Scholarship Two - Tools to Succeed Program

Requirements
  • Please see Deb in the Student Services Office- West Bend Campus or your Tool & Die Instructor
Amount:  Kennedy 11-Drawer Steel Toolbox
Deadline:  Awarded in Fall semester only
Application:  Click here or call 262-532-2440

UMOS National Farmworker Jobs Program

Requirements
  • Have farm work background or be a dependent of parents who have farm work background during the past 2 years (i.e. Crops, cannery, dairy, nurseries, poultry, Christmas trees/wreaths, farm animal care, greenhouse, hay bailing or any other related farm work).
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Must be 18 years of age & all males must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Enrolled in a certificate or other short term program, 1 year or less, not covered by federal or state financial aid
Amount:  Up to $4,000
Deadline:  TBD
Application:  Call UMOS, Inc. for more information and ask for Juan M. Lopez at 414-791-8174.

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Requirements
  • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service
  • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible
  • have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent
Amount:  TBD
Deadline:  February 29, 2016
Application:  Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants / Memorial Scholarship Award 

Requirements
  • Wisconsin Resident
  • Enrollment in a CAAHEP/ABHES Accredited Medical Assisting Program
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Documented financial need
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  February 1, 2016
Application:  memorial scholarship form

Women in Management, Inc. Chapter - Fond du Lac

Requirements
  • Women in Management awards scholarship(s) of $500 and up to female students entering or returning to the job market with the goal of obtaining a management position
  • Applicants must have completed their first year of college with the intention of obtaining a degree
  • Candidates must be a resident of Fond du Lac County attending school at a location of their choice
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  March 31, 2016
Application:  Women in Management, Inc. application

Information:  Email Julie at thelilhouse@charter.net


Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Funding

Available to eligible students interested in targeted Individual Training Account (ITA) approved programs in an effort to meet the workforce development needs in the local area.  Click here for more information on eligible programs.   

Possible Benefits for Eligible Students (among others if eligible):
  • Tuition, fee, and book assistance (up to $1500 per semester)
  • Transportation and childcare assistance (up to $500 per semester)
  • GED/HSED testing fees and transportation assistance for students with a career plan
  • Referrals for employment preparation and placement services
  • Extended employment follow up

Eligibility Information

In order to be eligible, a student must
  • be at least 18 years old (except for youth programs),
  • reside in Dodge, Dane, Marquette, Columbia, Jefferson, or Sauk Counties,
  • be eligible to work in the United States, and
  • if male, be registered with Selective Service.
In addition, the student must fall into one of three categories:
1.  Adult:
  • Low Income
  • Receiving Federal, State, or Local Public Assistance
  • Basic Skill Deficit (<8.9 on the TABE in Reading, Writing, or Math)
  • Veteran
2.  Dislocated Worker:
  • Defined as one who has been laid off due to no fault of his or her own (ie, business closing or downsizing
  • 3.  Out of School Youth (OSY):
  •      Defined as one who is age 16 to 24 and not attending any school other than an adult education program (GED/HSED or Adult Basic Education), a YouthBuild program, or a Job Corps program and possesses one of the following barriers:
    • Low income with a high school credential and either basic skill deficit or ELL
    • Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
    • Foster child, homeless, or runaway
    • Pregnant or parenting
    • Disabled
    • Compulsory school age (16 to 18 years old) and not attending high school
    • Low income and needs additional assistance

    Students are required to attend a Worksmart Network orientation session and complete an application as well as supply supporting documents.

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    Go to www.worksmartnetwork.org

    Click on "Register Now"

    Click on "Sign Up Now"; find the session of your choice and complete registration by clicking "Proceed to Finalize Registration"

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