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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.

For more DCF Scholarship options, visit the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.


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

Transfer Times $6,000 Scholarship

 Transfer Times awards two $6000 scholarships per academic year to a two-year student who is transferring to a four-year school that advertises in Transfer Times.

Application Process

  • Complete the online application
  • Fall Contest Deadline- December 1
  • Spring Contest Deadline- May 1
  • See online entry form for complete contest rules.
  • Winners are selected at random.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. To enter, you must be enrolled at a two-year community college or technical college in Transfer Times distribution area (Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois).
  2. One entry per person is permitted. Only online entries will be accepted.
  3. The scholarship must be used within two years of the date on which the winner is announced.
  4. Enrollment as a full or part time student at a four-year college or university that advertises in the Transfer Times is required.
  5. This scholarship is non-transferable. All admissions requirements and other college or university rules must be met.
  6. This program is administered entirely by the Transfer Times and the 4 year school's financial aid office. All decisions are the sole responsibility of Transfer Times. All decisions are final.
  7. Entry in this scholarship contest indicates consent to our privacy policy.
Residency Requirement: