You make a difference.
Your gift may be the one thing that makes college a possibility. Our students often have individual struggles. The WITC Foundation continues to provide important financial assistance to the students we serve. Each year the Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships and is the key resource for emergency student grants and loans.
In addition, you can positively impact both WITC staff and surrounding communities as the Foundation also contributes to staff development and community projects.
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What Does the WITC Foundation Support?
For the 2018-19 school year, there were 990 student scholarship applications submitted. The WITC Foundation awarded 567 scholarships worth over $263,556 with an average award of $465. Students are awarded scholarships based on their academic achievement, skills, career goals and financial need.
The WITC Foundation understands our students may need additional help with the financial stressors that they face. Working with our counselors, emergency student assistance is available thanks to generous donor support. During the 2019-2020 school year, we were able to provide:
- 49 emergency loans totaling $23,657
- $12,242 in gas and grocery cards for student emergencies
- $4,225 towards the Nutritional Assistance program
Several WITC Foundation donors support staff development grants utilized when college operational budgets aren’t sufficient to meet the need.
- WITC Learning First Grants
- President Hildebrand Professional Development Fund
- Professional Learning Experiences for Staff Fund
Student Ambassador Program
The WITC Foundation Ambassador program honors students who excel in their program, while giving WITC the opportunity to spotlight the role and importance of technical education to the public. The program is open to any WITC student who is enrolled full-time in a technical diploma or associate degree program.
The outstanding students chosen for this role:
- Have a positive attitude about the benefits of a technical education
- Are willing to tell others about these benefits
- Demonstrate leadership abilities
- Are succeeding academically
Ambassadors are selected in November of each academic year.
Other Institutional Support
A variety of other donor-supported opportunities are available to students and/or staff, including international education, leadership conferences, community projects and more.