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National First Responders Day celebrated with $80,000 in new scholarships

First responders play a vital role in our world today, especially with the advent of COVID-19. EMTs, police officers, firefighters, corrections officers, and more put their lives on the line every day for the communities in which they serve. October 28 is National First Responders Day. This year, Western Governors University (WGU) announced a new […]

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Visioning a Great Racine’s Tech-Prize Competition Awards $80,000

Winners of almost $80,000 in cash and scholarships awarded Saturday evening by Visioning a Great Racine’s Tech-Prize competition included 13-year-old Racine Real School student and a Chicago entrepreneur who wants to change the landscape for womens’ health. Two Saturday events were the culmination of the Tech-Prize competition. Awards were presented at the main stage on […]

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UW-Parkside Providing Scholarships and Other Incentives to Encourage Vaccinations This Fall

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside leaders are encouraging faculty, staff, and students to get vaccinated as soon as they are able to help protect the health of the campus community as the fall semester is set to begin Sept. 8. “We are encouraging our entire campus community to Vax up,” said UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford.  “Supporting […]

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Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Announces 2021 College Scholarship Recipients

KENOSHA- The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is honored to announce the 2021 scholarship recipients for three different scholarship types: the Foundation Scholarships to graduating High School Seniors, Herzing University Adult Learner Scholarships, and Tempo Kenosha Scholarships. The Chamber extends their gratitude to the dedicated Scholarship Committees who read through the submissions, interviewed and […]

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Gateway Technical College to Hold Online Event to Sign Up for Promise 2 Finish Scholarships

Many students begin their college education, but, for one reason or another, have to stop before earning a degree. The reason might be because of finances. It could be family concerns. Or it may even be work-related. There’s a number of other reasons, as well. Through its Promise 2 Finish program, Gateway Technical College provides […]

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UW-Parkside Announces Scholarships For In-Person, Online Youth Camps

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education is proud to announce precollege scholarships for in-person and online youth camps this summer.   Parkside’s Continuing Ed will feature two, in-person, eight-day long coding camps for high-school-aged students.  The first camp, Python Programmers, will begin on July 6 followed by Mobile App Developers on July 19.  For middle school aged students, […]

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Racine Police Department, Racine Community Foundation Announce Officer Jennifer Diener Memorial Scholarship

When Jennifer Diener was tragically killed in an automobile accident in February 2020, the Diener family decided to honor her memory by doing what Jennifer loved most – helping her community. The family started the Jennifer J. Diener Women in Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund at the Racine Community Foundation, which will soon give its first […]

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SC Johnson donates $5 million to fund STEM Scholarships

SC Johnson today announced it is donating $5.5 million to Gateway Technical College (Gateway) to create the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway, a program dedicated to providing women and people of color, who have historically been underrepresented in STEM industries, and those with limited means the opportunity to gain a four-year degree in STEM-related career […]

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Racine Founder’s Rotary Club Offers Dennis Barry Strive Scholarship to Local High School Grads

The Racine Founder’s Rotary Club is offering five $2,000 one-year college scholarships to students graduating from Racine high schools. The club’s scholarship committee will award scholarships to students who score the highest in the categories below: Active involvement in school and community activitiesQuality and the message of their essay –“Service Above Self” (limit to one […]

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Tempo Kenosha Offers 2021 Adult Learner Scholarships

Tempo Kenosha announced that they have partnered with the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide three $1,500 scholarship for the continuing education of local women who are at least 21 years of age to attend Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Herzing University, or UW-Parkside to obtain an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Applicant […]

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Kunes Auto Group contributes $250,000 to support automotive, diesel, public safety scholarships

The Kunes Country Auto Group has made a $250,000 pledge to the Gateway Technical College Foundation to support student scholarships in automotive technology, diesel technology, and public safety training. The announcement was made by Gateway Technical College President and CEO Bryan Albrecht and college trustee Jessie Adams on Thursday at the college’s board of trustees […]

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Junior Achievement Awards Scholarships to Six Wisconsin Students

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA) has awarded over $22,000 to six Wisconsin students. Scholarship winners were selected based on their accomplishments in academics, leadership, business, community service, or their participation in Junior Achievement programs.  “We are honored to distribute scholarships to these well-deserving recipients,” said Michael Frohna, President, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. “The accomplishments highlighted […]

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Racine PTA Council 2020 Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Racine PTA Council has announced the winners in its annual scholarship program. This year, 22 graduating seniors from Racine Unified High Schools received scholarships donated by the Council, its member PTAs/PTSAs, and individuals who partner with the Council in this endeavor. This year’s scholarship recipients include the following: The John Aceto Memorial Scholarship was […]

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UW-Whitewater awards more than $2.3 million in scholarships for 2019-20

“Our scholarship winners represent the very best in academic, co-curricular and service excellence across all of our colleges and departments,” said Greg Rutzen, interim president of the UW-Whitewater Foundation. “We’re grateful to the many people and organizations – past and present – who have generously donated funds to make these awards a reality. Some of […]