Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

Each year, more than 100 students receive financial assistance through the wide variety of scholarships administered by the BTC Foundation. By completing the application, you are eligible for any scholarships for which you qualify. Every student is encouraged to complete the Blackhawk Technical College Foundation Application.
  • Spring 2022 Scholarships have been disbursed to all awarded students. Scholars who accepted awards should check their student Banner accounts for the applied funds. The scholarship application portal has been closed to prepare for the Fall 2022 application window.
  • The application window for Fall 2022 will open on March 1 and remain open through May 15. Until then, the application portal will remain closed for the BTC Foundation to update available scholarship opportunities.

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IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship

The IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship is an intentional effort to increase access to education and transform the lives of persons of color who are low income and may be first-generation college students entering the following programs: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Electromechanical Technology, Automation Systems Technology, Nuclear Technology, or Criminal Justice.

Recipients will receive the following:
  • Support from a faculty mentor,
  • On-the-job paid work internship opportunity related to their field of study,
  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, and required materials, and
  • A stipend to support living expenses.

To be considered for the IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship:

Potential scholarship applicants can be referred for the IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship through a community-based organization referral. Once a referral is made, the individual referred must complete a scholarship application and submit it to the Foundation Office.

Community-Based Organizations – Make a Referral

Individuals who are interested in the IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship may complete and submit an IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship Application to the Foundation Office. Once the application is submitted, the individual must have a community-based organization sponsor them through the referral process. 

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