News Release

Published on Tuesday, January 04, 2005

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. ¬- First-generation college students at the WWTC-Black River Falls Campus now have the opportunity to apply for $100 scholarships for the 2005 spring semester. In addition to recent high school graduates, non-traditional students can also qualify for this financial assistance.

“We are pleased to offer such a unique opportunity for students who have not pursued higher education in the past,” says Gary Kirking, WWTC-Black River Falls Campus administrator. “Lifelong learning will be a necessity in the next decade, and these scholarships encourage applicants to begin their journey toward a more satisfying career and an improved economic situation.”

To be eligible, applicants must be new students at WWTC, enrolled in at least three credits at the Black River Falls campus, and residents of Jackson County. Additionally, their parents must not have completed a two- or four-year degree. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. The deadline for applying is February 1. Spring semester classes start Monday, Jan. 17, but enrollment extends through the first week of classes.

Many WWTC classes are available at the Black River Falls Campus through evening, weekend, and online options. And, an increasing number of WWTC credits can be transferred to other colleges, including four-year universities.

Scholarship applications can be picked up at the WWTC-Black River Falls Campus. For additional information or to meet with a career counselor, visit or call the campus at 715-284-2253.

The scholarships are a joint venture between the WWTC Foundation, the Black River Falls Campus, and the Lunda Foundation.