Grad designs career through Gateway Declines scholarship to four-year college, opts for technical education
Megan Schultz opted against the full, four-year scholarship she earned to Carthage College and instead chose to attend Gateway Technical College and pay her own way.
Megan wanted an accelerated learning environment, providing her with the educational training to enter her career quickly but without courses having no connection to her future employment.
Gateway provided the perfect fit for her. Megan graduated in two years and secured a position at a Kenosha interior design company before graduating from college.
“As a 20-year-old, I was able to graduate from college and start working in my field right away,” says Megan. “I already was in a career I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Not many my age can say that – I’m so happy I chose Gateway.”
The college’s affordability, coupled with its ability to provide students with the opportunity to graduate in two years, also appealed to Megan.
“It was very practical for me in terms of cost. I didn’t have to take out a loan, I was able to pay as I went. I was working in my field before I graduated and I didn’t have a massive amount of debt – actually, I had no debt.”