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Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Scholarship Application Process

Each year, more than 100 students receive financial assistance through scholarships administered by the Foundation. Each student has two things in common:

  • they are committed to achieving personal and professional success through education and training at Blackhawk Technical College, and
  • they completed and submitted a Scholarship Application.

Every student is encouraged to complete the Scholarship Application. Applications for fall semester are due on May 1 and awarded shortly thereafter. Applications for spring semester are due on October 1 and awarded shortly thereafter. Singular scholarship awards may be made during other times of the year at the discretion of the Foundation staff.

Some scholarships await applicants from particular fields of study or geographic areas. Others are intended to help people overcome personal or financial hardship. Whatever the circumstances, every student is encouraged to complete the Blackhawk Technical College Scholarship Application.

The BTC Foundation committee reviews all applications and scores them based on six criteria:

  1. Unmet Financial Need: Applicant income and occupational status. (A completed FAFSA application must be on file in the Financial Aid Office at Blackhawk Technical College.)
  2. Family circumstance: Applicant support of a spouse, dependents, family members under medical care, etc.
  3. Grades: Minimum of 2.5 G.P.A. in prior educational settings.
  4. Neatness and completeness: Application is legible, and all questions are answered with necessary detail.
  5. Future potential: Application essay outlines realistic, obtainable student goals and plans.
  6. Two letters of recommendation: From non-relatives, supporting candidate’s character and commitment to education.

The BTC Foundation administers a wide variety of scholarship programs. By completing the application, you are eligible for any/all that are relevant to you. The actual number of students selected each year is based on the amount of funds available at the time of selection. 

Applications, along with letters of recommendation, may be submitted electronically, sent via postal mail, or hand-delivered.

Note: While some scholarships are awarded throughout the year (especially for part‐time awards in programs that are not eligible for federal financial aid such as Nursing Assistant, GED/HSED, etc.), the majority of BTC Foundation scholarships are awarded in May or October. Applications are due on May 1 (summer or fall term) or October 1 (spring term). Those submitted after that date will be included with the others for consideration, but are generally less likely to be approved due to the limited number of scholarships available after the school year term has started.

Scholarship Forms

BTC Foundation Scholarships

Due dates: October 1 & May 1

 Scholarship Application

 Scholarship Recommendation

Grainger: Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship

The 2019 application process has closed. Please check back soon for next year's application.

Women with a Vision Scholarship

Due date: May 1

 Women with a Vision Scholarship

All scholarship applications must be turned in by the end of the business day on the due date. 

Applications may be submitted electronically or may be sent via postal mail to:

Blackhawk Technical College Foundation, Inc.
6004 S County Road G
PO Box 5009

Janesville, WI 53547-5009

or hand-delivered to District Administration Office, located on Central Campus, at 6004 S County Road G, Janesville, WI.

Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to the BTC Foundation or submitted in a signed, sealed enveloped accompanying your scholarship application.

 

Contact Information

Blackhawk Technical College Foundation, Inc.
6004 S County Road G
Janesville, WI 53546

Timothy McKearn
Foundation Director
tmckearn@blackhawk.edu
(608) 757-7704

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