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Gateway Technical College Foundation Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Gateway Foundation offers more than 160 scholarships annually. There could be a scholarship for you. 

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DCF Youth in Out-of-Home Care Scholarship

The Department of Children and Families Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $5,000 for youth who have been in out-of-home care for and are entering a degree, license or certificate program.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have been in out-of-home care (OHC) court ordered (Ch. 48 or 938) placement (kinship, foster home, group home or residential care center) and left OHC at age 18 or older;
  • Have been in OHC placement for at least six months after the age of 15 and went to Ch. 48 or 938 Guardianship or adoption after the age of 16.
  • Aged out of OHC placement in another state but has become a permanent resident of Wisconsin prior to attending a Wisconsin postsecondary institution.
  • Be accepted into a postsecondary institution (i.e., college, vocational or technical program) at the time the application is submitted.
  • Be age 20 or less, unless enrolled in a postsecondary program and receiving the DCF Scholarship on his / her 21st birthday, thus extending eligibility to the student’s 23rd birthday.
Minority Preferences: 
Foster Child/Ward of the State
Residency Requirement: 

Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship 2016-2017

Thumbtack is an online marketplace that connects people with experienced local professionals to help them accomplish more than 5 million projects each year.

Thumbtack is transforming local services and empowering the small businesses and independent professionals that are the economic engines of our communities. We’re dedicated to their success and to building opportunities for more individuals to become independent professionals and entrepreneurs - as well as to helping consumers hire the best professionals for things they want to accomplish.

One step we’re taking to further this commitment is offering a $5,000 scholarship to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to:

  • Develop skills relevant to running a small service business
  • Master a trade that is currently offered on Thumbtack
  • Or improve and expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship

Whether you’re enrolling in school for the first time, continuing your ongoing education, or stepping back into the classroom for the first time in years, we want to hear your stories.

Eligibility Requirements are available on the Thumbtack scholarship page.

Application Process

  •  Submit an essay in English (no more than 500 words):
    • Share a story with us about how a small business owner or independent professional had an impact on you or someone you know
    • How do you envision using your education to start a small business or enable more individuals to start their own businesses and become independent professionals?
  • Submit your application and the finished essay at the Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship application page.

One scholarship winner will be notified  by email  prior to March 1, 2016.

For more information visit the Thumbtack Scholarship terms and conditions page.

Full/Part Time: 
Full Time
Residency Requirement: 
Application Due By: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016

"40 ET 8" Nursing Training Program Scholarship

La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux hopes to help a qualified student, and promote the nursing profession by awarding $60 dollars a month to an outstanding applicant. To qualify for consideration, the student must be a resident of Racine, or Kenosha Counties and entering his/her second, third, or fourth year of the Nursing Program.

The scholarship recipient will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, initiative in helping her/himself financially, and financial need.

Application Process

  • Download and complete the application
  • Include the required essay
    • 50 to 100 words that delineate any special academic achievements,personal accomplishments, career goals, and other considerations which demonstrate why you are an ideal recipient for this award.
  • Include an official copy of your transcript

Scholarship applications must be submitted to:

Tom Turner
1143 Stratford Crt.
Racine, WI 53406

If you have any questions, contact Tom Turner, at (262)994-0592.

GPA Requirement: 
Full/Part Time: 
Full Time
Residency Requirement: 
City of Kenosha
City of Racine
Kenosha County
Racine County

COIT Design A Graphic For Emergency Stain Removal

This graphic design-centric scholarship asks you to create a graphic that explains your genius way to remove 1-3 kinds of stains from carpet, upholstery, or other surfaces. You might focus on the kinds of stain removal that are useful to students: how to get coffee out of carpet, how to get beer out of upholstery, etc.  It’s perfectly okay to feature only one kind of stain removal; you may feature up to three, but more is not necessarily better.  We will give extra attention to submissions with unusual stain removal tactics.  The most important criterion, though, is fantastic graphic design.The graphic should be easy to read and visually appealing—perhaps something a student would stick to their refrigerator, or a small infographic they might bookmark.  The size and shape of the graphic is up to you; it could be intended for web or print.  Ultimately, the goal is to make it appealing and useful. 

Checklist Submission Rules:

  1. Create a graphic for emergency stain removal.  It may be sent in any of the following formats: AI, EPS, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, PSD, SVG, TIF.  Do not send a Word document.(Tip: Microsoft Word is not intended for graphic design. If you aren’t sure what to use and still determined to apply, try downloading and learning GIMP, a free, open-source version of Photoshop.)
  2. Email it to us at by 11:59 pm PST, Aug 1, 2016.  The subject line should read: COIT Scholarship, and the body of the email should include the following information: Full Name, Google+ or Facebook username, address, phone, school name, date of birth, & parent/guardian name (if under 18). Finally hashtag your submission #coitscholarship on facebook.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  1. You must be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the USA or Canada. International students are welcome!
  2. Submission must be in by 11:59pm PST August 1, 2016.
  3. One submission per person.
  4. The winning submission will be featured on the COIT website and distributed across our social media, so that students everywhere can benefit from it!

The winning submission will be decided by COIT Services. We will announce the winner on August 15, 2016 on COIT's Google+ and other social media. For up to the minute information on the scholarship and other announcements by COIT, like us on Facebook follow us on Google+.

With over 65 years of experience COIT is one of the largest and most experienced CarpetAir Duct and UpholsteryCleaners in America. We offer carpet cleaning services accross the country with markets in San FranciscoSanta RosaSacramentoLos angelesSan DiegoSeattleHoustonPhoenixSalt Lake CityFort LauderdaleMinneapolisand more

Application Due By: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association Scholarship

The Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association Scholarship  is available to any student who:

  • is – or who has a parent who is – an active shipping member of Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association;
  • has not previously received an Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association scholarship;
  • has completed two or more semesters at an accredited college or university, or completed at least one semester at a technical college; and
  • has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale.
GPA Requirement: 
3.0 or higher
Application Due By: 
Monday, November 28, 2016

MyHairWeb's Scholarship

  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded
  • Application Deadlines: December 12th
  • 2016 awards will be announced on December 22th

The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay on “Internet Marketing How to optimize the number of people actually accessing a website.”
Pre-requisites and Eligibility

The only requirement for candidates is their interest in pursuing a degree in Internet Marketing and the following basics:
• Candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America.
• Candidate must be either enrolled in a college or university in the US.
• Entry is 100% free for qualified candidates.

Residency Requirement: 
Application Due By: 
Monday, December 12, 2016

4WheelOnline's Scholarship Program

WheelOnline is giving away $2000 to help offset your college education costs!

  1. Create a photo of something that inspires you about the automotive industry and email it to You can edit your photo as you see fit. Maybe you added something cool to your car or maybe you work in automotive. Be creative!
    • Photos can be edited however you see fit
    • Photos must be relevant to what we are asking for
  2. Write an essay on something related to the automotive industry that brings you excitement.
    • Your essay must be a minimum of 300 words
    • It can be about the new developments in the automotive industry or your personal experience with your love for cars etc
Application Due By: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

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