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Scholarships and Promise Programs


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Every little bit helps.

Scholarships and grants can make a huge difference when it comes to your education.

There are numerous scholarships, grants and other aid programs offered federally and locally that may go unclaimed. Every little bit helps, so check with your college's financial aid office to see if there are scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Promise Programs

Promise programs allow students, who may not have otherwise been able to attend technical college because of low family income, to earn a degree tuition-free. These programs are funded privately through relationships our colleges have with local partners.

Here are the colleges currently offering Promise Programs

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College

Madison College

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Moraine Park Technical College

Nicolet College

Northcentral Technical College

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Northwood Technical College

Scholarship Opportunities


Details and Repayment Requirements: Ascendium is working to change postsecondary and workforce training systems so that low-income learners have the same opportunities for academic and career success. To that end, we award exploration, validation and scaling grants in four focus areas that foster upward social mobility. Learn more

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: CTE Need-based Scholarships

Details and Repayment Requirements: This CTE scholarship application is available year-round for students attending certificate training or other programs of less than 12 months, and 100 percent of eligible applicants receive aid. Applicants must: Be the child of a Marine, Navy Corpsmen, or Religious Program Specialist, who served with Marines; Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher; and Demonstrate financial need. Learn more

UMOS National Farmworker Jobs Program

Details and Repayment Requirements: UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations. Learn more

Wisconsin Bakers Association - Hiller Scholarship

Details and Repayment Requirements: Applicants must be pursuing a certificate or degree (Master’s, Doctorate, Associate, Bachelor’s or diploma) in a baking/pastry arts-related field that prepares candidates for a retail baking profession. Learn more

Wisconsin Bankers Foundation Spring Scholarship

Details and Repayment Requirements: All applicants may plan to enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but must show proof of enrollment for a minimum of six (6) credits. Learn more