Braham, Frederic, Luck and Rush City Class of 2020
Congratulations! As a member of the Braham High School, Frederic High School, Luck High School and Rush City High School Class of 2020, you qualify for the recently announced Frandsen Family Foundation Scholarship, which promises to pay for two years of tuition to everyone who attends a technical college. Check out what this means for you as a high school senior or a home schooled student in the area.
What does the scholarship cover?
- The scholarship covers any remaining tuition and fees after the student's Federal Pell Grant and WI State Grant have been applied to the student's account
- Up to a $1,000 stipend for books, tools and supplies will be available
How to Apply & Eligibility
- To apply for the 2019-20 academic year, students must complete the Frandsen Family Foundation Scholarship Application and the 2019-20 FAFSA
- To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a certificate, diploma or associate degree beginning in the semester following receipt of a high school diploma from Braham High School, Frederic High School, Luck High School or Rush City High School
- First Year Scholarship: Students must complete a 2019-20 FAFSA and enroll full-time (minimum 12 credits per semester) in a certificate, diploma or associate degree program
- Second Year Scholarship: The Scholarship will be renewed for the 2020-21 academic year if the student meets the following conditions:
- Successfully complete 24 credits during the 2019-20 academic year
- Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the end of the 2019-20 academic year
- Required to meet with academic advisor each semester
Why a technical college?
- At a technical college, you will receive a hands-on education that prepares you with the skills that employers are looking for in an employee.
- You know that when you choose a program at a technical college that there are jobs available in that field, locally and nationwide.
- You save time and money by attending a technical college. Many careers do not require a bachelor's degree; oftentimes, one or two years of education plus experience is more valuable to an employer than a four-year degree.
- Technical colleges offer transfer options to a four-year college for those careers that do require more education.
WITC has four campuses throughout Northwest Wisconsin, so you can attend college either close to home or venture away.
Why choose WITC?
At WITC, you're more than just another face in the crowd. The staff and faculty know you by your name and care about your success.
WITC provides four campuses to choose from in a wide variety of geographical regions. WITC's campuses are located in Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior with outreach centers in Hayward, Ladysmith and Balsam Lake.
You can get the traditional college experience by living in WITC's dorms (select campuses). WITC shares housing with UW-Superior, Northland College (in Ashland) and UW-Eau Claire (Barron County).
There are over 100 programs and certificates to choose from at WITC in a wide variety of careers.
WITC's faculty have years of hands-on experience in the field, which will provide you with valuable insight as well as industry connections.
WITC is a consistently top-ranked college in the nation. Recent top rankings include:
Top 25 two-year trade school nationally, Forbes Magazine
Auto Mechanic, Cosmetology, Medical-Clinical Assistant and Welding programs top vocational programs in the nation, Washington Monthly
12th in the nation for Education Outcomes, Wallet Hub
Top 10 percent in at least 35 different categories, National Community College Benchmark Project
Top 150 community college, Aspen Institute
Get the WITC experience by visiting a campus. You can schedule a campus tour or a program shadow to get a real feel for WITC, or WITC has events throughout the year that are open to the public.