WPS Foundation offering technical college scholarships
For the Tomahawk Leader
WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation is accepting applications from area high school seniors for its technical college scholarships.
In a release, WPS said the scholarships are the continuation of a “nearly 60-year commitment” to “help area students take the next step toward career success.”
The WPS Foundation partners with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) on its technical college scholarship program.
Eligible students can receive a scholarship to work toward completing a one-year technical diploma or two-year associate degree program.
High school seniors living in the WPS service area can receive a scholarship to attend one of the following six select WTCS schools full-time next fall: Nicolet Technical College, Northcentral Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, Mid-State Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Each scholarship awarded is for $750.00. WPS said recipients are selected based on academic achievement, school and community leadership activities and financial need.
“The WPS Foundation’s technical college scholarships have helped northeast and northcentral Wisconsin students develop important career skills since 1964,” WPS stated. “They’re part of more than $5.6 million in total scholarships the WPS Foundation has awarded during that time to students in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.”
WPS said the technical college scholarship program is part of the Foundation’s focus on “improving educational opportunities for area students.”
“Last year, these scholarships helped students pursue degrees in fields such as business management, electric power distribution, information technology and natural gas utility construction,” WPS stated.
Applications are being accepted through Sunday, April 30.
To apply for a WPS Foundation technical college scholarship, visit the Foundation’s website at www.bit.ly/3FsaPW9.