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At its annual award ceremony, Gateway Technical College Foundation awarded 256 scholarships totaling nearly $164,000 and benefiting 208 students by helping them fulfill their career and educational goals.

“We are grateful for the commitment of our donors to Gateway students and the community,” said Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Charpentier at the Feb. 2 event.

“The scholarship awards ceremony is a joyful celebration of students pursuing their educational dreams and the thoughtful donors who support them,” Charpentier added. “Many of our students have told us they would be unable to continue their education without the support of a scholarship. Others have told us they feel honored to have received a scholarship and they feel it’s a recognition of their hard work and determination to gain the skills to a career.”

One of the new scholarships awarded this year is from the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry Wisconsin. It is granted to Culinary Arts students in either the technical diploma or associate degree programs.

For more information on the Foundation – including ways to contribute – contact Charpentier at 262-564-2866. Or, go to

See photos of award winners in this gallery.
Watch a video of the ceremony.

Rex Davenport

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