Moraine Park Promise

Promise program


At Moraine Park, we believe that higher education should be available to all that desire it. The Moraine Park Promise scholarship program is designed to remove financial barriers and make a college education available to every hard-working high school senior who could not otherwise afford it. It creates a partnership between the student and Moraine Park, so together we can make college possible.

By 2020 65% of jobs will require education beyond high school

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How it works
Getting started
Why Moraine Park?
How it works

The Moraine Park Promise scholarship program provides every eligible incoming high school student in the MPTC district with the opportunity to earn an associate degree or technical diploma at Moraine Park if they earn solid grades, live in the MPTC district, graduate from a high school or home school in the district and are eligible for federal financial aid.

Thanks to the generosity of our Moraine Park Foundation, Inc. donors, the Moraine Park Promise scholarship will pay the remaining balance of tuition and fees, after federal and state grants and scholarships have been applied. This is available to eligible students for up to five consecutive semesters (minimum 12 credits per semester; does not include summer semester).

Getting started
  1. Select a Moraine Park program. Not sure what program is the best fit for you? Let us help, or talk with your high school counselor and check out these other great MPTC Student Resources.
  2. Apply for admission to Moraine Park Technical College. There are several ways to do this: when a Moraine Park representative visits your school, online, or by visiting any of our three Moraine Park campus locations.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).

Once you’ve completed all three steps — by April 15, 2019 — we’ll do the rest to determine your eligibility for the Promise scholarship as well as our other scholarships available to incoming high school seniors.

Why Moraine Park?

Our Promise Program has the potential to impact the numerous high school students within the Moraine Park district who lie at or below the poverty level and can help turn the dream of a college education into reality.

Moraine Park offers associate degrees and technical diplomas in high demand and emerging industries that are vital to our communities.

By 2020, 65% of all jobs will require post-secondary education and training beyond high school.

Students can attend college in their hometown, and begin their careers in as short as a year.

Our graduates get jobs! Six months after graduation, the average hourly wage of a 2016 Moraine Park grad was $19.51. We have a 93% graduate employment rate with 81% of our grads finding employment within related fields.

When you invest in a Moraine Park student, you’re investing in Wisconsin. 94% of technical college graduates stay and work in Wisconsin helping to drive our State’s local and regional economies.

Our credits transfer. For students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree you can take advantage of Moraine Park’s partnerships with four-year colleges and universities that allow you to seamlessly transfer your credits.


Erin Wierenga

Dana Bourland
Director of College Advancement

Kristina Haensgen
Public Relations Specialist

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