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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.

Instructions:

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;
    or
  • 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: 
Wisconsin

Nurses Foundation of Racine Scholarship

The Nurses Foundation of Racine Offers the following scholarships to Nursing students in the Kenosha/Racine/Walworth area.

  • Nurses Foundation of Racine Scholarship
  • Beverly and Myron Schuster Memorial Scholarship
  • Suzanne G. Jones RN Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Norbert & Edith Isenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary Lou Goodspeed Memorial Scholarship
  • Marian B. Bower Nursing Research/ Scholarship
  • Florence Nightingale Scholarship
  • Helen Bullamore Peterson Memorial Scholarship
  • St. Luke's School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Johnson's Wax Fund Nursing Scholarship
  • Mary Alice Petersen Memorial Scholarship
  • Karl and Elizabeth York Memorial Scholarship
  • Lewis and Marjorie McClellan Memorial Scholarship

Instructions:

  1. The applicant must submit three signed letters of recommendation. One each from:
    • personal
    • recent employer
    • faculty member 
  2. The applicant is responsible for contacting the references for their letters, and to assure they are postmarked by February 28, 2017.
  3. Official transcripts from college must accompany the application.
  4. The completed application form, transcripts, and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by February 28, 2017.
  5. All applicants will receive notification of scholarship status prior to May 1, 2017.

Download and complete the application

Mail completed application to:

Mary Manning
Chairperson, Scholarship Selection Committee
4001 Lighthouse Drive
Racine, Wisconsin 53402

GPA Requirement: 
Good Academic Standing
Residency Requirement: 
Kenosha County
Racine County
Walworth County
Application Due By: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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: 
USA
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: 
3.0
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: 
Wisconsin
Illinois

Horatio Alger Foundation CTE Scholarship

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

  • Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a non-profit post-secondary institution by fall 2016
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Be younger than 30 years old
  • Be a United States citizen

The application will be open through August 1, 2016.

Financial Need: 
Yes
Residency Requirement: 
USA
Application Due By: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

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 coit.qas@gmail.com 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

Roto-Rooter's Scholarship Program

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • All applicants must be a registered student and have good academic standing at Gateway Technical College.  
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. 
  • Eligible students must submit a 500 word essay, via the form on http://www.rotorooter.com/seattle/plumbing-scholarship/
  • All applications must be received by March 1, 2017. 
  • The recipient will be announced on or after 3/1/2017. The winner must be able to verify current student status and provide a valid ID. 
Application Due By: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017