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Other Scholarships and Funding

Students may find scholarship opportunities online or through other organizations.  Please note: The majority of the scholarship opportunities listed below are administered externally, leading to external websites.  These organizations administer their own scholarship programs with their own applications and deadlines.  The information is provided as an additional service to our students.  Moraine Park Technical College does not imply endorsement or support of any kind of the linked information, services, or providers.

Another way to find outside scholarships is through scholarship search engines. These websites offer access to hundreds of scholarships to help you pay for your education.  You typically search for scholarships by category, or even enter information about yourself and your activities, and the scholarship finder will help match you with ones you might be able to get.  Here are a few scholarship websites to get you started:

C.O.W. Rural Healthcare Program (Collaboration of Wisconsin)

Program Eligibility:
  • 17+ years old, authorized to work in the United States, and registered with Selective Service (if male)
  • Unemployed, underemployed, or incumbent worker
  • Intend to work in one of the following counties: Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Dodge, *Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, *St. Croix, Taylor, Washburn, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood.  * select towns.
  • Enrolled in (or planning to enroll in) one of the following programs at MPTC:
  • Associates Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Assistant Technical Diploma
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
  • Telehealth Certificate

Amount:  $2,000/semester, $4,000/year
Deadline:  Ongoing – always accepting applications
Application:  Call or email the COW program facilitator: Jess Mills, (608) 249-9001, jmills@wdbscw.org

*The WorkSmart Network and Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin are equal opportunity employers/program service providers. This product was created with funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). If you need assistance to access our services in a different language or need this material in an alternative format, contact us. Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers may reach us by using Wisconsin Relay Services at 711. Proud partners of the American Job Center network. v20210112


Gold Cross Ambulance Scholarship

Requirements

  • Enrolled in the Paramedic program
  • Attending MPTC, FVTC, LTC, NWTC as a full-time student
  • Preference may be given to students enrolled in an associate degree Paramedic program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5
  • Volunteer or other experiences within health-related fields
  • Community Service
  • Financial need

Amount: (2) $1,000
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Application: http://www.cffoxvalley.org/scholarships


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Requirements

  • Child or step-child of one of the following:
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
    • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps unit*
    • A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
      • *Veterans must have received an honorable discharge.  A discharge status of other, general, under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need through a family adjusted gross income of $112,000 or less for the 2021 tax year
  • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website for the upcoming academic year.

Amount: TBD
Deadline: Applications are open from January 1st through March 1st
Application: https://www.mcsf.org/apply/


 

Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship – Last Mile Education Fund

Requirements

  • Residents of the United States AND
  • Students currently enrolled in a cybersecurity-related program at a two-year institution, such as a community college or technical school, AND
  • Students who have documentation showing evidence of need: which can include Pell Grant eligibility, financial aid award letter, or other explanation of need

Amount: up to $500
Deadline: accepted on a rolling basis
Application: Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship


National Military Family Associations – Military Spouse Scholarship

Requirements

  • Can be used towards degrees, certifications, licensure, clinical supervision for mental health licensure, CEUs and more
  • Are a spouse of a member of the seven Uniformed Services with a military ID
  • Are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
  • Are a dual service military spouse
  • Are a divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits

Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Applications open year-round
Application: https://www.militaryfamily.org/programs/spouses-scholarships/military-spouse-scholarship-faqs/


Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career
  • Full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours)
  • Have a 2.5 GPA

Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: Applications for Fall 2024 are open January 1, 2024 – March 31, 2024
Application: http://www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/scholarships


P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

Requirements:

A women is eligible for recommendation by a local chapter if she:

  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada;
  • Is enrolled in a certification or degree program from an accredited institution; has not already earned a master’s degree or above
  • Is living and studying in the U.S. or Canada for the entire course of study;
  • Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life;
  • Is within 18 consecutive months of completing her educational program
  • Is enrolled in an education program which, at the conclusion of, will lead to employment or job advance

Amount: Up to $3,000
Application: https://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-program-continuing-education-pce
Questions: 920-948-5169


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarship

Requirements

  • Membership eligibility in Beta Mu Kappa, our MPTC chapter of PTK
  • Based on the number of credit hours (minimum of 12) you have completed
  • An outstanding GPA of 3.5 or above
  • PTK membership also gives you the opportunity to apply for many regional and national scholarships

Amount: Varies based on scholarship
Deadline: See application for specific deadlines
Application: https://support.ptk.org/hc/en-us/categories/115000219674-Scholarships


Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Educational Scholarship

Requirements

  • The applicant must be a high school senior and/or formally enrolled in a post-secondary metalforming/manufacturing/technology/engineering program; trades job training, apprenticeship or machining, CNC, tool & die, welding, or stamping certificate program at an accredited institution with 20 or more contact hours.
  • The applicant must have a minimum of one manufacturing related course in high school.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • The applicant must fulfill the proper requirements for consideration of this scholarship listed on their website.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: October 2, 2023
Application: https://www.pma.org/foundation/educational-scholarships.asp


Rees Scholarship Foundation – HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program

Requirements

  • Must ben enrolled in an HVACR training program at an accredited school.

Amount: Up to $2,000. Scholarship recipients also receive a free Ready to Work test through our partnership with NATE.
Deadline: Fall Semester Applications – October 1st, Spring Semester Applications – June 1st
Application: https://www.ahrinet.org/scholarships-education/rees-scholarship-foundation/apply


Rees Scholarship Foundation — Veterans Program

Requirements

  • Must be a veteran enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school.

Amount: Up to $2,000. Scholarship recipients also receive a free Ready to Work test through our partnership with NATE.
Deadline: Fall Semester Applications – October 1st, Spring Semester Applications – June 1st
Application:https://www.ahrinet.org/scholarships-education/rees-scholarship-foundation/apply


REWARD Wisconsin Stipend Program – Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

The REWARD Wisconsin Stipend Program provides salary supplements to eligible child care professionals. Individuals must meet all eligibilities to participate. We are pleased to now be able to serve nearly all early childhood educators in Wisconsin, per the program’s recent expansion.

Eligibility Requirements – You must meet them all to receive a stipend

Education

  • You are any Registry Level (1-17)

Employment Longevity

  • You have worked at your current employer for at least 6 current and continuous months

Other Employment Requirements

  • You are employed by a group child care program that is licensed and/or participating in YoungStar OR in a licensed or certified family child care program
  • You work at least 20 hours/week
  • You work at least 5% of your time in an early childhood classroom, either directly with children or in supervision and support of staff
  • You live and/or work in the state of Wisconsin

Amount: The stipends start at $50 and progressively move upward to a maximum of $450, depending on Registry Level.
Application: https://forms.wisconsinearlychildhood.org:444/Forms/2022Expansion

For questions contact REWARD at:
Email: reward@wisconsinearlychildhood.org
Phone: 608-729-1049 OR 800-783-9322, extension 7249


Sheboygan Area SHRM Jack Schoemer Scholarship

Requirements

  • Be a resident of Sheboygan, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, or Manitowoc counties. Sheboygan county residents will be given preference
  • High School Senior or entering the second year of higher at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Full-time student
  • Program in Human Resources
  • Show commitment and career interest in Human Resources
  • Be in good standing in the community and the school

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 22, 2024
Application: SHRM Jack Schoemer Scholarship


Soroptimist International of Fond du Lac – Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women

Requirements

  • Provides the primary financial support for yourself and dependents
  • Has financial need
  • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program
  • Does not have a graduate degree

Amount: $3,000/$2,000/$1,000
Deadline: November 15, 2023
Application: https://www.soroptimist.org/our-work/live-your-dream-awards/apply-for-the-live-your-dream-awards.html
Contact: Denise Wartgow – Phone: 920-948-4210 or Email: denisewartgow@yahoo.com
https://www.simwr.org/si-fond-du-lac


T.E.A.C.H. Program Scholarship

Requirements
  • Work at least 25 hours per week in a full-time group child care program that is licensed and/or participating in YoungStar Or in a licensed or certified family child care program
  • Have the support of your sponsoring program
  • Have a diploma from an approved high school or have earned a GED
  • Be employed by your sponsoring program for a minimum of three months prior to application
  • Live and/or work in Wisconsin
  • Plan to attend school at a Wisconsin-based college or university
  • Want to complete credit-based coursework
Amount:  TBD
Deadline:  TBD
Application:  T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Application

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:  December 1 for Spring – and – July 15 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 earned wages in farm work or be a dependent of parents who have earned wages in farm work 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).
  • Legally authorized to work in U.S.
  • Must be 18 years of age & all males must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Enrolled in a two year program or less
Amount: Varies
Deadline: No deadline
Application: https://www.umos.org/nfjp-application/

Veteran and Military Dependent Scholarship Opportunities – Click here


WI Department of Children and Families Brighter Star Program

Requirements:

  • Students who are at least 17.5 years old and are likely to remain in court-ordered out-of-home care placement (foster care) until the age of 18 or older;
  • Students who were adopted or entered Chapter 48.977 guardianship at age 16 or older following time in a court-ordered out-of-home care placement; or
  • Students between 18 and 23 years old who “aged out” of the foster care system (left at age 18 or older)
  • Students may access funds up to the age of 23 or for five academic years, whichever comes first
  • Students must be enrolled in an approved institution of higher education and be making satisfactory progress

Amount: Up to cost of attendance and may not exceed $5,000 per academic year; funds must be used for expenses included in student’s cost of attendance.
Deadline: Ongoing
For more information:

General questions about Brighter Star, email:  DCFILCoordinator@wi.gov


WIOA (Workforce Innovations & Opportunities Act)

ADULT Program Eligibility:
  • 18+ years old
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Registered with Selective Service (if male)
DISLOCATED WORKER Program Eligibility:
  • 18+ years old
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Registered with Selective Service (if male)
  • Currently receiving or have received Unemployment in the last 5 years
  • Part of an individual/small group/mass layoff
  • Received notice of company closure
  • Displaced homemaker (lost the financial support of someone on whom you previously depended)
  • Previously self-employed or active military spouse

Amount:  $2,000/semester, $4,000/year
Deadline:  Ongoing – always accepting applications
Application:  Call or email: Robert Burtley, (920) 887-4459, rburtley@morainepark.edu

*The WorkSmart Network and Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin are equal opportunity employers/program service providers. This product was created with funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). If you need assistance to access our services in a different language or need this material in an alternative format, contact us. Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers may reach us by using Wisconsin Relay Services at 711. Proud partners of the American Job Center network. v20210112