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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

Scholarship America Dream Award

Requirements
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school
  • Be planning to complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by the end of the 2016 academic year
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2017-18 academic year
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Amount:  $5,000 – $15,000 annually, growing by $1,000 each year until graduation
Deadline:  December 15, 2016
Application:  Click here
Note:  Please see application for additional information

Shawano Area Community Foundation – Richard Newcomb & Janice Schreiber-Newcomb Education Scholarship

Requirements
  • Widow who is too young for Social Security assistance and plans to further their education at an accredited technical school
  • Part-time or Full-time student
  • Preference may be given to applicants from the Shawano area
  • Receiving Social Security benefits for dependent children shall not disqualify an applicant
Amount:  Up to $1,000  / $500 for part-time students
Deadline:  Not supplied, please call 920-702-7619
Application:  www.cffoxvalley.org/scholarships or scholarships@cffoxvalley.org

Tool, Die & Machining of WI

Scholarship 1:
Requirements
  • Must be WI Resident
  • In Tool and Die Program
  • Complete Essay
Amount:  Award up to $500
Deadline:  January 16, 2017 for Spring – and – June 15, 2017 for Fall
Application:  www.TDMAW.org   or call 262-532-2440

Scholarship 2:

Requirements

  • Contact your Tool & Die Instructor

Amount:  Kennedy 11-Drawer Steel Toolbox

Deadline:  Awarded in Fall semester only

 


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 $4,400
Deadline:  TBD
Application:  Call UMOS, Inc. for more information and ask for  Juan M. Lopez at 414-791-8174.

Veteran and Military Dependent Scholarship Opportunities – Click here


Washington County 4-H Trust Fund Scholarship

Requirements
  • Available for any past or present Washington County 4-H club member with at least 5 years of 4-H club membership and who was an achieving 4-H member
  • Applicant should be a graduating senior or past graduate who is enrolled or entering a vocational school or University in the fall semester at a full-time status
Amount:  $1,000 (8)
Deadline:  March 15, 2017
Application:  Click here

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

Requirements
  • Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity)
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll (or who is already enrolled) in full or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four year institution in the U.S. for the entire 2017-2018 academic year
Amount:  Up to $2,500 for full-time and up to $1,250 for half-time students
Deadline:  January 17, 2017
Application:  scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship

Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Requirements
  • Available to outstanding Wisconsin students pursing higher education in 2017
  • Awarded based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals
  • Students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least one year
  • Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Amount:  $10,000 total available
Deadline:  March 15, 2017
Application:  Click here

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association (WATDA)

Requirements
  • WI Resident
  • Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Be a high school graduate or high school senior graduating in 2017
  • Plan on attending or currently enrolled in an automotive, auto collision, or diesel technician program at a NATEF-Certified Wisconsin Technical College
  • Plan to pursue a professional career in the automotive, diesel, or auto collision industry
  • High school students must submit their ACT or Accuplacer test scores and complete two additional on-line tests
  • Current technical college students do not need to complete the assessment tests, but they will need to send in their transcripts from their first semester as soon as it is available
Amount:  $750 per semester (up to 4 semesters)
Deadline:  January 15, 2017
Application:  www.watda.org/Scholarship
Note:  See application for additional requirements

Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation

Amy Hunter-Wilson, MD Scholarship
Requirements
  • American Indian students who pursue training or advanced education as doctors of medicine, nurses, or in a related health field.
Victor A. Baylon, MD Scholarship
Requirements
  • Residing in Racine or Milwaukee Counties who are enrolled in Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Enrolled in an accredited technical school in a medial or health-related program
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  February 1, 2017
Application:  www.wisconsinmedicalsocietyfoundation.org – “For Students” section

Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc.

Requirements
  • Acceptance into an Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Programs or Health Occupations programs especially Nursing Associate Degree, Practical Nursing or Nursing Assistant
  • Full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time (6-11 credits) student
  • Must apply for financial aid and have financial need
  • Applicant must have been or currently be a member of a family operating a Wisconsin Farm. A family farm is defined as an agricultural entity of any size with the majority of the family income derived from the farm operations.  This does not include hobby farms.  Farms in other states do not qualify.
  • If there are not a sufficient number of approved applicants involved in a Wis­con­sin Family Farm, consideration may then be given to a person from a rural Wis­con­sin area. Rural is defined as a township, village or city with a population of less than 20,000, based on the most recent Federal Census.
Amount:  $500 (15)
Deadline:  Due to Financial Aid Office by December, 9, 2016
Application:  Click here
Note:  See application for additional requirements

Wisconsin Women’s Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Requirements
  • Female students age 25 or older who reside in Wisconsin
  • Student will be attending an accredited technical college as a full-time student
  • The following are taken into consideration to determine the recipient:  Career path and goals, Employment history, Volunteer, professional and community activities, and Financial need
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  Not supplied, please call 920-702-7619
Application:  www.cffoxvalley.org/scholarships or scholarships@cffoxvalley.org

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.

To sign up for a required information session:

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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