Scholarships (Any/All Programs)

Scholarships (Any/All Programs)


1982 Mechanical Design Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled at Western for 12 or more credits in the Mechanical Design Program
B. Program GPA-minimum 3.0



ACRO Club Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Air Conditioning or Refrigeration Servicing program, having completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses.


About This Scholarship

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Organization is a student club at Western Technical College, which was started over ten years ago.
The purpose of the club is to raise money to sponsor a field trip to an air conditioning and refrigeration facility each year so students may become familiar with modern equipment. The money raised by the club also helps assist students in attending workshops and seminars on advancements in modern technology, refrigeration and air conditioning.
In the 1987-88 school year, ACRO members, on the advice of the faculty, voted to donate money to the Foundation to create an endowed scholarship for a student in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing programs. Roger Horstman, assisted by the faculty in the two programs, is the advisor.



Allan Rusch Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a continuing student enrolled for nine or more credits
B. First Priority - will be given to a student enrolled in the Mechanical Design Program.
C. Second Priority - will be given to a student enrolled in the Electronics Program


About This Scholarship

Allan Rusch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial education and a Master of Science degree in vocational education, both from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He also attended Kansas State and the University of Illinois, between 1958 and 1964. Allan taught high school math, science and industrial arts in the Wisconsin communities of Minong, Abbotsford, and Medford. In 1964, he moved his family to Onalaska to work at the Trane Company in La Crosse.
In 1969, he became an instructor of mechanical design at Western Wisconsin Technical Institute (Western) where he worked until retiring in May 1990. Allan took great pride and personal interest in his students and their achievements.
Allan's wife, Phyllis, Western staff, and friends established the Allan Rusch Endowment. Allan passed away on March 21, 1999.



Alton Olson/Holmen American Legion Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority: Holmen High School graduate accepted in the Electronic Servicing Program at Western to be enrolled for 12 or more credits
B. Second Priority: Holmen High School graduate enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Electronic Servicing Program at Western
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, credits must be in occupational specific courses. Award is distributed after fulfilling first semester requirements.
D. Must have financial need



Alvin and Edna Leeman Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the following programs: Visual Communication or Electronics
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

The Edna and Alvin Leeman Scholarship was started in 1976 to recognize the broadcast achievements of Al Leeman, long-term chief engineer for WKBT-TV and WKBH Radio.
It was through the efforts of Al Leeman that radio was brought to La Crosse nearly 50 years ago and television to the area in 1954. Mr. Leeman has been recognized by his peers throughout the state of Wisconsin and nationally for his contributions to the broadcast industry. WKBT-TV established this scholarship to give future engineers of the broadcast industry a place to study and to learn. Alvin Leeman died November 8, 1992.



American Association of University Women Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits, six of which must be in occupational specific courses at Western Technical College.
B. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA



Andrew Hendrickson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled Machine Tool Technician or Associate Degree Nursing
B. 1st Priority for students enrolled in the Machine Tool Technician program
C. Program GPA - minimum 2.8



Anita G. Smith Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second-year student enrolled in an associate degree program in health occupations
B. Must have completed all first-year occupational specific courses
C. Must be registered for a minimum of ten credits in occupational specific courses
D. Displays leadership in HOSA, SNA and/or the college
E. Club advisor's recommendation-based on leadership activities in HOSA, SNA, and/or the college
F. Program GPA-minimum 3.0


About This Scholarship

Anita G. Smith retired as chairperson of the Health Occupations Division in 1984 after serving Western in this capacity for 15 years. During her tenure as chairperson, the division grew from four programs to twelve programs, offering citizens of the District a wide range of health care programs for career development. All programs were fully accredited by appropriate professional organizations assuring the quality of the programs.
Because of her sincere interest in students, belief in the value of quality education, and her personal knowledge of the need to financially assist students she established an endowed scholarship in her name in 1985 for students in health related fields of study.



Anonymous Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Strong Financial Need
B. GED graduate



Audrey Hegland Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in Machine Tool program at Western Technical College
B. Must be a non-traditional student (24 years of age or older)
C. Program GPA Minimum 3.00



Automotive Skills USA

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled in the Automotive Technician Program at Western Technical College;
~ 2- Second year automotive students must have completed the first year of the Automotive Technician Program and enrolled for 12 or more credits in the second year;
~ 2- First year automotive students must have completed the first semester of the automotive Technician Program and enrolled for 12 or more credits in the second semester;
B. Must have financial need;
C. Must be an active member of the Automotive Skills USA Club;
D. Program GPA - 2.5 or higher



Badger Corrugating Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a resident of La Crosse County
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
D. Must have financial need


About This Scholarship

Badger Corrugating Company and the Sexauer family have been a part of this community since 1903. Starting as a manufacturer of metal products and growing into a building materials distributor, they are today covering three states and employing 55 people.
With vision created by the past, a work force of the future will have to be more focused. Western is the leader in innovative programs designed to meet the business and manufacturing needs of tomorrow. Badger feels scholarship programs are just one opportunity to help individuals help themselves through education.



Badger Mining Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled for 6 or more credits in one of the following programs at the Western Technical College: Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources-Business Administration, Marketing or Supervisory Management.
B. Must be a student from Jackson County.
C. Program GPA 3.0 or higher



Bakel Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be a single parent or child of a single parent


About This Scholarship

This scholarship has been created in honor of a caring mentor, Dan Bakel. Dan had an incredible work ethic and unwavering positive attitude which made him a motivating leader and invested friend. After high school, Dan graduated from Morrison Institute of Technology in Morrison Illinois with an Associate degree in mechanical design and drafting. He then moved to La Crosse with his lifelong friend and companion, Beth, where they were married. Dan found employment at Trane Company, where he worked for 29 years. During his employment with Trane, Dan attended Viterbo University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer information systems management. Although never a student at Western Technical College, Dan was an occasional guest instructor of information technology, and his wife graduated from Western with an Associate degree in Nursing. Throughout his life, Dan was a positive and inspiring mentor to his family, friends and acquaintances alike. With this scholarship, Dan's contributions and those of his family and friends can be used to help Dan's mentorship live on in his memory.



Banta Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority - Must be a Vernon County high school student planning to enroll in the Police Science Program full-time
B. Second Priority - Must be a Vernon County student enrolled in the Police Science program full-time



Barbara and Kermit Newcomer Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits in the Practical Nursing or Nursing Associate Degree Program at Western Technical College;
B. Second priority will be given to a student enrolled in any healthcare program.
C. Must have financial need;
D. Program GPA - minimum 3.0



Barbara Plum and Mary Henthorne Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second year student enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Early Childhood Education Program at Western
B. Program GPA 2.5
C. First Priority give to a parent of a child currently paying child care fees
D. Second Priority: must be a second year member of the ABC Club


About This Scholarship

Mary Henthorne (Mrs. H.) has spent over 30 years working in the early childhood field. Needless to say, the care of young children and the education of child care providers are very important to her. During Mary’s career she has had from seven-day-old infants to seventy-year- old adults in her classroom. At Western, she taught students in the Early Childhood Education associate degree program , non-credit workshops and courses, as well as children in the Parent Child Center. She also served as advisor of the campus child care club for several years.
From Mary’s experience working with children, she has co-authored three books presenting strategies for positively guiding children through daily routines (Transition Magician, Transition Magician 2, and Transition Magician for Families). Outside of the classroom she continues to be active in national, state, and local early childhood organizations, holding offices and conducting workshops.
Since Mary’s retirement from Western, she continues to demonstrate her dedication through the establishment of a scholarship for students pursuing an Early Childhood Education associate degree. Helping students attain a quality education in the early childhood field will touch the lives of many children and our future.



Beta Nu Chi Leadership Award

Scholarship Criteria

A. Student must be actively participating in Western's Beta Nu Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa as an officer
B. Must fill out the Beta Nu Chi Leadership Fund Application and have it signed by an advisor
C. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in the Technical Communications program at Western Technical College
D. Program GPA minimum 3.5



Bill Jr., Cathy and Will Welch Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student, enrolled at Western Technical College in the following programs/division
B. Program GPA 2.5 or higher
C. First Priority-Electro-Mechanical Program (Alternate years)
First Priority-Administrative Assistant (Alternate years)
D. Second Priority- Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology Program
E. Third Priority- Industrial Technologies Program Area



Blanke Family Nursing Scholarship


Bluff Country Master Gardener Volunteer Horticulture Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Landscape Horticulture program at Western Technical College
B. Must have completed 24 credits in the Landscape Horticulture program



Bob Thorud Memorial Scholarship


Brian and Barbara Benson Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted as a full-time student at Western Technical College
B. First priority will given to a new student from Central High School planning to enroll
C. Second priority will be given to any new student planning to enroll



Bronno De Boer Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Machine Tool Scholarship



Business Division Scholars Day Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled in a business program
B. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
C. Must be enrolled for six or more credits
D. Must have completed 50 percent of the program
E. Must have involvement in a community or school activity



Byom/Mayfield CLT Faculty Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in the Clinical Laboratory Technician program



Career in Carpentry Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Wood Tech Program at Western Technical College;
B. Program GPA - 3.0 or higher.



Carol Everitt Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled in the Child Care and Development Program
B. Must be a second year member of the Child Care Club
C. Must have completed two semesters-minimum of 32 credits earned


About This Scholarship

Carol Everitt was employed at the Western Parent Child Center from June 1981, until February 19, 1982, when she was accidentally electrocuted at her home.
Carol graduated from the Western Child Care and Development Program in May 1981. While a student, she volunteered her time working at the Western Parent Child Center and worked part-time in the evening at Chileda Institute with multiply handicapped children. She was truly dedicated to working with young children.



Carol Heidmann Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled at Western for 6 or more credits
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of twelve credits earned, which six must be in occupational specific courses
C. First Priority: Health Unit Coordinator Program;
D. Second Priority: Health Occupations Program in the Human Services Division



Catherine "Katie" Lindemann Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority - must be accepted as full-time (minimum of 12 credits) new student planning to enroll in Commercial Art or Visual Communications
B. Second Priority - Currently enrolled as full-time student (minimum of 12 credits) in Commercial Art or Visual Communications
C. Program GPA - Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher



Charles and Kathryn S. Welch Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Female Student preferred
B. Enrolled as a full-time student in one of the following programs:
--Air Conditioning - Any Electronics Program - Mechanical Design - Automotive Mechanics
C. GPA - must be 2.0 or higher



Charlotte (Lottie) Marnarch Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a resident of Brownsville, Caledonia, Houston, Eitzen or Spring Grove, Minnesota
B. First Priority- Accepted as a full-time student in one of the food or marketing programs
C. Second Priority- Enrolled as a full-time student in one of the food or marketing programs
D. Third Priority- Accepted or Enrolled as a full-time student in one of the college programs
E. Female student preferred with preference given to a single mother
F. Program GPA-minimum 2.0 or 230 GED/HSED


About This Scholarship

Charlotte (Lottie) Marnach was a hard-working businesswoman and mother of six children, who was born and raised in Caledonia, Minnesota. Charlotte along with her husband operated several bar/restaurants in Caledonia. Her last business was the Marnach Hotel Restaurant and Bowling Alley, which she operated until her retirement, then sold the business to two of her sons. She was the head cook and manager, assisted by her children. She was known throughout the area as a great cook, wonderful mother, generous person, and friend to all.
Mary Ellen, a successful housewife and mother and Vernon (Bud) Marnach the retired president of United Auto Supply of La Crosse, are long-time residents of Caledonia and parents of ten children. It is their hope this scholarship will be the start of a successful career and a rewarding, productive life for the recipient.



Chart Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Welding program at Western Technical College
B. Program GPA >=3.0



Chopa Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be resident of La Crosse County
B. Must be a enrolled for seven or more credits in one of the associate degree health occupation programs
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
D. Must be 35 years of age or older


About This Scholarship

In the fall of 1979, Jerome Chopa made plans to leave a large portion of his estate to the WWTC Foundation, to be utilized for the poor and aged. Shortly thereafter he died.
Mr. Chopa was a La Crosse businessman and a world traveler who believed in technical education.
Judge Robert Joanis played a key role in arranging the details of Mr. Chopa's wishes. Scholarships were established for nontraditional students in health occupations as a means for helping to improve the health care for the poor and aged.



Church Women United/Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in a program at Western Technical College
B. Must be a female student 23 years of age or older
C. Must be a resident of the 16 counties that Western Technical College serves or from Houston county;
D. Program GPA - minimum 3.2



Cindy Tierney Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be a student enrolled in the Mauston Campus Nursing cohort


About This Scholarship

Cindy Tierney was an adjunct faculty nursing instructor for Western. She instructed the first nursing cohort out of the Mauston campus. She was a Master's graduate of Viterbo University - their first nursing master's graduates. I believe she taught 2003-2004, but not quite sure of exact times. She passed shortly thereafter from breast cancer.



Citizens First Bank Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be planning to enroll full-time in the Finance or Accounting program at Western Technical College
B. First Priority - New student
C. Second Priority - Continuing Student
D. Must be resident of Vernon County



Clyde and Kay Lawnicki Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be enrolled for 9 or more credits in a human service program at Western Technical College



CNA Exam Fee Scholarship


Community of Christ Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be full-time student enrolled in a program at Western Technical College
B. Must have financial need



Co-op Credit Union Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be an active member of Co-op Credit Union
B. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in a program at the Western Technical College



Corinne Zielke Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must have financial need
B. Must be a full-time student



Coulee Region White Cane Club Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority - Must be visually handicapped
B. Second Priority - Must be enrolled in Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
C. Must be a resident of the Western District
D. Must be enrolled for six or more credits in one of the College programs
E. Must have completed one semester - minimum of six credits, which must be in occupational specific courses;
F. Priority will be given to a student with financial need



Dahl Automotive Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be full-time in the Automotive Technician program;
B. Must have Financial Need
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of twelve credits earned, which six must be in occupational specific courses



Dairyland Power Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in the Administrative Assistant Program or in an Industrial Technologies Program
B. Preference will be given to a student who is a customer of any of the Dairyland Power service member cooperative territories
C. First priority - female and/or minority student



Dale Tessmer Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Dale began his career in 1965 at Coleman Institute, now WWTC. During his 25-year career he served as business manager, administrator of Administrative Services, deputy director, interim district director, and executive vice president. He retired in 1990 leaving a legacy of loyal and dedicated service to students, staff, and the board of the Western Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District. The status of Executive Vice President Emeritus was conferred upon him at the time of his retirement. Dale helped the college through years of growth and change. Both staff and the District Board respected his expertise and integrity. Because of his exceptional interest in students and their welfare, he actively supported fund campaigns that provided scholarships for their education. In recognition of his outstanding service to the college; staff, family and friends established the Dale Tessmer Scholarship.



Dan and Julie Berkos Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student enrolled at Western Technical College
B. Must be a resident of Juneau County.



Dave Elkins/Western Technical College Staff Scholarship of Excellence Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school graduate
B. Must be planning to enroll at Western in an associate or diploma degree program
C. Must have an ACT score of 28 or better, and/or class rank in the top 25 percent, and/or GPA of 3.5 or better



David and Barbara Skogen Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school graduate or GED graduate.
B. Must be accepted (first priority) or enrolled (second priority) as a full-time student in one of the following programs: Culinary Management, Food Production Specialist, Human Resource Business Administration, Marketing


About This Scholarship

Dave Skogen is President of Skogen's IGA/Festival Foods. His wife, Barb, is an officer in the company. They both are long-time residents of the city of Onalaska.
Skogen's has grown from one grocery store into a well-knit organization of seven stores and catering to the food needs of many families in and around La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, Galesville, Marshfield and Green Bay. Skogen's/Festival pride themselves on the spirit of friendly cooperation which exists in their organization.
Dave and Barb give unselfishly of their time for the welfare of their employees and customers. They are very active in the community as well as many organizations. Dave was chosen Retailer of the Year in 1989.
Dave and Barb are truly hometown proud.



David and Vicki Evenson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a nontraditional student who is a resident of La Crosse or Houston County
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Wood Tech Program
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses by the time the scholarship is awarded


About This Scholarship

David and Vickie Evenson live in Onalaska with their three children Kelly, Kevin, and Keith. Dave was born and raised in the La Crosse/Onalaska area. He is the owner of Evenson & Company, Inc., which has been in existence for 20 years. Evenson and Company, Inc., specializes in building two-story, custom designed, single-family homes.
Many students, Evenson & Company employs, are graduates of WWTC. Dave is interested in helping nontraditional students who are enrolled in the Wood Tech or Interior Design Programs at Western. He hopes this scholarship will enable students to meet their educational goals and achieve success in their careers.



David Radloff Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority: will be given to a single parent
B. Must be enrolled for six or more credits in a college program
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of six credits earned


About This Scholarship

David M. Radloff joined the Western faculty in January 1970 as an instructor in the General Education Division. For 24 years he taught Business English, in the General Education Division. In February of 1994 Dave had to give up his teaching because of illness. He died on July 29, 1994.
Dave appreciated the struggles many students had to endure while attending school. and excelling at their studies. He gave them encouragement, helped them with their resumes and just listened to them. He felt that this was just as important as anything he could teach them in the classroom.
Besides his kindness and caring, Dave's former students remember his wonderful sense of humor. It helped make learning enjoyable and not just a chore.
Because of his enjoyment of and concern for his students, and because he would want to go on giving what he could to them, Dave's family, friends, coworkers, and former students have endowed this scholarship so he can perpetually give to his students.



Delta Dental Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Dental Hygiene program and must have completed a minimum of 24 credits in the Dental Hygiene program
B. Must be a Wisconsin resident
C. GPA - Minimum 3.0



Dick and Carol Cantlon Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Wood Tech program
B. Must be a member of the VICA Skills USA club
C. Program GPA - 3.0



Dick Kopenski Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second year student enrolled as a full or part-time student in the Electroneurodiagnostic Program and registered for the last semester of the program
B. Must be a member of Wisconsin Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (WiSET)
C. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA



Diesel and Heavy Equipment Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second year student enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Program at Western
B. GPA 2.5 or higher



Don and La Vonne Zietlow Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses.


About This Scholarship

"We have lived our entire lives in the La Crosse area. We have enjoyed the quality of life here both for our family and ourselves. Education has played an important role in the development of our family. We would like to make this scholarship possible so that students attending Western can enjoy the same benefits that we and our family have had."



Don Olson Hospitality Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a resident of the Greater Coulee Region,
B. Completed a quarter or semester at Western Technical College in a food or culinary management, culinary arts, dietetic or food production program with a minimum of 12 credits earned, of which six of those credits must have been in core area classes
C. Maintains a minimum of an over-all 2.5 GPA in all courses required for the degree,
D. involved in college/university activities, community activities and leadership roles,
E. specific circumstances demonstrating need,
F. currently taking at least six credits.



Doris Ryder-McCracken/Women in Business Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Female student having completed one year of college
B. Business major
C. Program GPA-3.0 or higher
D. Full or part-time student, enrolled with a minimum of six credits
E. Must have financial need


About This Scholarship

Doris Ryder McCracken was born and raised in the Trempealeau, Wisconsin, area, and graduated from Trempealeau High School in 1930. Her first job was at the Trempealeau State Bank. During her time there, Doris judiciously saved her salary to pay tuition at WWTC where she attended night school in bookkeeping, an education that served her well.
The effects of The Depression weighed heavily in the Trempealeau-La Crosse area; thus, Doris moved to St Louis, Missouri, to increase her employment opportunities. Doris eventually acquired a supervisory position within a business division of McDonald Douglas Aircraft during WWII and the post-war era. During her tenure there, she again pursued continuing education at the St Louis University of Law and Accounting where she completed one year of accounting.
In the early 1950s, Doris moved to Denver, Colorado, and subsequently married. She continued to work in various industries for ten years. In 1974 she retired with her husband to Onalaska, Wisconsin, where she lived until her death on March 15, 2000.
Doris was an unusually independent and resourceful woman of her generation. She paid careful attention to the stock market, politics, and current issues well into her 80s. Those who knew her cherished her interest in young people. She often counseled young women in setting up household budgets and fostering a respect for and skill in money management. Doris was a strong proponent of education, particularly for women. Therefore, this scholarship was established in her name.
The Doris Ryder McCracken Women in Business Scholarship is offered in memory of Doris and in honor of her Ryder and McCracken families.



Dr. Edward Winga/Milisch Respiratory Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time, second year student enrolled at Western Technical College in the Respiratory Care Program;
B. Program GPA - minimum of 2.5


About This Scholarship

The 2003 graduating class of the Respiratory Care Practitioner program at WTC established this endowment in honor of Dr. Edward R. Winga, Physician of Internal Medicine/Pulmonary at Gundersen Lutheran. Dr. Winga was chosen by the students based on recommendations received from WTC program faculty, and Lynn Lenz, director of respiratory care at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital.

"Dr. Winga has served as the medical director of the program since its inception in 1983," said Bob Milisch, WWTC program head. "The students made an excellent choice in naming the endowment after Dr. Winga. He has volunteered a lot of time to help direct the program, and has been instrumental in its success. I can't think of a better person to honor."



Dustin A. Rozmenoski Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full or part-time at Western
B. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Machine Tool Tech program and Physical Therapy Assistant Program
C. Must be a current resident of Jackson County
D. Minimum GPA or 2.0


About This Scholarship

Note from Dustins mom (Mary Jo Rozmenoski) -

Dustin was killed in a traffic accident in 6/05. As his mother, I know that he valued the apprenticeship opportunity and the involvement and support from D & S Manufacturing, Western and DWD. In his memory, we are sponsoring a scholarship with his field as a priority through WTC Foundation and BRF area foundation.
Thank You,

Mary Jo Rozmenoski



Education For Your Future Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college Business programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
C. Minimum GPA of 2.5.



Edward and Geraldine Perry Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority: a new student accepted in an associate degree program in health occupations
B. Second Priority: a continuing student enrolled in an associate degree program in health occupations
C. Program GPA-minimum 3.0 (additional points given for higher GPA)


About This Scholarship

Dr. Edward Perry was a respected and prominent physician in the La Crosse community and his wife Geraldine entered professional life as a nurse. Dr. Perry, who died in 1998, and Geraldine Perry, who died in 1999, believed in the excellence of Western's Health programs. The Edward L. and Geraldine B. Perry Endowed Scholarship fund will support academically proficient students.



Edward J. Quillin

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be from La Crosse, Houston, Winona, Vernon, Monroe, Trempealeau, or Jackson County and be enrolled for 12 or more credits
B. First Priority: a student in the Culinary Management Program
C. Second Priority: a student in the Marketing Program with interest in the foods area
D. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
E. Academic excellence minimum-3.0


About This Scholarship

The supermarket business today is not what it was when Ed Quillin began his first IGA store in 1945. "It is a fast-changing, highly technical industry now," Quillin said. "It presents many challenges and still interests me."
Quillin, whose sons now operate the six-store chain that dominates the La Crosse market, has retired from the business. He continues to own and operate Center Q, a shopping center on La Crosse's south side. He became interested in funding scholarships for Western Technical College students after his son, Phillip, president of Quillin IGA stores, taught a class in Supermarket Management at the College. "Some of the people he taught became our employees," Ed Quillin said.
Quillin has endowed the Edward J. Quillin Scholarship Fund through the Foundation to award grants to students in Western Technical College's Food Marketing Program who intend to go into Supermarket Management. "This is my way of giving something back to the food industry," Quillin said. "It's been good to me."



Edward Quillin Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be from La Crosse, Houston, Winona, Vernon, Monroe, Trempealeau, or Jackson County and be enrolled for 12 or more credits
B. First Priority: a student in the Culinary Management Program
C. Second Priority: a student in the Marketing Program with interest in the foods area
D. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
E. Academic excellence minimum-3.0


About This Scholarship

The supermarket business today is not what it was when Ed Quillin began his first IGA store in 1945. "It is a fast-changing, highly technical industry now," Quillin said. "It presents many challenges and still interests me." Quillin, whose sons now operate the six-store chain that dominates the La Crosse market, has retired from the business. He continues to own and operate Center Q, a shopping center on La Crosse's south side. He became interested in funding scholarships for WTC students after his son, Phillip, president of Quillin IGA stores, taught a class in Supermarket Management at the College. "Some of the people he taught became our employees," Ed Quillin said. Quillin has endowed the Edward J. Quillin Scholarship Fund through the Foundation to award grants to students in WWTC's Food Marketing Program who intend to go into Supermarket Management. "This is my way of giving something back to the food industry," Quillin said. "It's been good to me."



Elizabeth Anne Walski, LPN Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled in 9 or more credits in the Practical Nurse (LPN) or LPN student in the Associate Degree Nursing Program
B. Program GPA - minimum 3.0



Emerson Family Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a graduate of a Western technical diploma or associate degree program
B. First priority, a new student at Western
C. Second priority, a currently enrolled student in a technical diploma or associate degree program, taking six or more credits at Western Technical College
D. Program GPA - 2.5 GPA or higher;



Ernest and Lydia Tande Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be accepted or enrolled for six or more credits in the Wood Tech or Associate Degree Nursing program


About This Scholarship

Ernest and Lydia (Dahlen) Tande were born and raised in Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Both attended La Crosse Vocational and Adult Schools, now WWTC, completing their business courses in 1938-39. Ernest was employed by the Northern Engraving Company for forty-five years, retiring in December, 1984. He served a five-year interlude, 1940-1945 in World War II. Lydia began her employment with the Trane Company, followed by ten years as a Federal Government Employee in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Illinois, and La Crosse, Wisconsin. Their two sons also graduated from WWTC in the 1970's, as did two grandchildren, one in 1998 and the other in December 2000. They have all benefited from the skills and knowledge acquired at this institution and feels proud to assist future students in their life's endeavor with an available scholarship.



Eva Jeffries Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a GED or HSED graduate of one of Western's GOAL Programs
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of Western's vocational or associate degree programs, having completed one semester of program courses


About This Scholarship

Eva Jeffries worked in the Instructional Support Services Division (GOAL Program) of WWTC for 19 years. During that time she performed both instructional and counseling duties, but in recent years functioned primarily as counselor.
Eva was instrumental in the development of the college's first Adult Education Programs, and during the past 19 years she played a critical role in the expansion of adult education and GED services to the entire district.
Eva made a lasting impression on all those she met, but especially her students. Outside of school Eva volunteered much of her time to such organizations as the La Crosse Symphony, the Hixon Forest Association, Swartout Museum, the La Crosse County Historical Society, and other civic groups.
Eva's family, peers, and friends established the memorial scholarship to continue her deep interest in the welfare of students at Western.



Everett B. Lund Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Graphic Design program
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, out of which six must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Everett Lund was involved in printing since the late 1940s and was the owner of Crescent Printing until his death in 1988. He was a "pioneer" in the local printing industry. He loved the challenges and hard work required of running his business.
Crescent Printing, outside of his family, was the most important thing in his life. He spent his life working and caring for both of them, so they would continue to grow after he was gone.
In Everett's honor, his family, friends, and business associates have established this scholarship to encourage and assist students in furthering their education in the graphic arts field.



Everett Heintz Memorial/Bernard and Mary Pralle Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted as a full-time new student in one of the college programs
B. First Priority: new high school graduate
C. First Priority 3.0 GPA or higher
D. Second Priority: 2.0-2.9 GPA


About This Scholarship

Everett Heintz was a hard working person and in his retirement enjoyed helping numerous people and organizations. Bernard and Mary Pralle, who were his best friends and neighbors have established this scholarship because he so generously gave of himself to them and they feel this is an opportunity to return his generosity, to assist people in need.



Eversole Automotive Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled in the Automotive Technician Program at Western Technical College
B. Must have completed the first year of the Automotive Technician Program and enrolled for 12 or more credits in the second year
C. Must have financial need
D. Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher



Finance Program Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A.The student must be enrolled in at least 12 credits at Western Technical College.
B. The student must be in the Finance program and enrolled in at least 6 credits of finance classes.
C. The student must have at least a 2.5 GPA



Florence Campbell Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second-year student enrolled in the occupational aspects of a health occupation program
B. Must have completed all first-year courses


About This Scholarship

Florence Campbell joined the faculty of Coleman Technical Institute, now WWTC, in 1965 when the Practical Nursing program was planned.
Florence has always been interested in promoting optimum health care, improving health education for all people and in the welfare of the health practitioner. She enjoyed assisting students to reach their initial objective and urged them to set higher goals if possible.
Florence, who retired in 1980, worked diligently to establish and maintain a quality Practical Nursing program at WWTC. Her peers will remember her as a loyal, hardworking program head that always gave of herself for the welfare of the college, its faculty, and students.
The Florence Campbell scholarship was made possible by contributions from family, peers, former students, and Florence. The scholarship is in keeping with Florence's philosophy - to help students obtain an education and to promote optimum health care.



Fred and Emma Kramer Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Fred Kramer, retired chairman of First Federal Savings and Loan Association, La Crosse, Wisconsin, remembers one rider in particular from his days as a motorman on La Crosse street cars. That man, a Mr. Low, then operated the La Crosse Business School and later taught at the Coleman Vocational School, now WWTC. Kramer, who had only an eighth grade education, became acquainted with Low because he was a regular passenger on his streetcar.
"He wanted to know why I didn't attend college and become something different than a street car conductor," Kramer said. With Mr. Low's encouragement, Kramer attended Mr. Low's business school, and became a bookkeeper, while working on the city's streetcar. He served as La Crosse City Clerk and Controller for many of his 24 years with the city. In 1951 he was elected secretary-treasurer of First Federal Savings Bank, where he later was president and chairman prior to his retirement.
Kramer always wanted to give the same encouragement he received to others. He has endowed what he called "a small scholarship fund for those interested in furthering their education."
"I'm trying to see that someone who needs a little help succeeds in getting an education that they probably wouldn't get some other place," he said.
Fred died November 26, 1994, at the age of 98.



Fred Nelson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
B. First Priority: student from Vernon County enrolled for 12 or more credits in an agriculture program
C. Second Priority: student enrolled for 12 or more credits in an agriculture program
D. Third Priority: student from Vernon County enrolled for 12 or more credits in a business program
E. Fourth Priority: student from Vernon County enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs


About This Scholarship

Fred Nelson sees an important link between the economy of Viroqua and Western. "The more skilled and better educated people we have, the more prosperous a community we have, meaning a higher standard of living for all of us," said Nelson, former owner and president of Nelson Agri-Center in Viroqua. "I think it all starts with education."
In 1981, supporting his belief in education, Fred Nelson established an endowed scholarship for students in agribusiness programs at the college. Nelson has been a major donor of the Western Nelson Outreach Center in Viroqua, which was named after him. He also served as treasurer of the Foundation Board of Trustees.



Fred Zabel Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled for 6 or more credits in the Wood Tech Program at Western Technical College
B. Must have financial need



Frederick Reiman Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Air Conditioning or Refrigeration Servicing program
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

The Frederick A. Reiman Scholarship was started in 1989 at the time of his retirement, after 51 years at the W. A. Roosevelt Company. The management of the 120 year-old distributor of plumbing, heating, electrical, and refrigeration supplies wished to honor Mr. Reiman for starting the company's commercial refrigeration and air conditioning department in 1938, for its growth and particularly for his interest in education.
Mr. Reiman attended both Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin. For many years he was actively involved with the La Crosse Taxpayers Association, La Crosse Jaycees, Holy Cross and Aquinas PTA. Reiman was an organizer and charter member of the local unit of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society begun in 1946.
Throughout his business career he encouraged technical and sales people to continue their education. The Reiman scholarship was established to continue that encouragement and support.



Fresh Start "Break The Cycle" Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Single parent must:
B. Be under the age of twenty-four, and reside in La Crosse or Juneau County
C. Have received a high school diploma or equivalent
D. Be financially unable to obtain child care funding during periods of enrollment in post-secondary education at Western Technical College
E. Have custody of their children


About This Scholarship

Goals:
A. To provide young, single parents with the opportunity to complete their post-secondary education.
B. To provide full childcare funding for young, single parents who have a desire to complete their education at Western Technical College.
C. To provide quality child care at accredited day care centers.
D. To provide parenting, relationship and family planning courses for scholarship recipients.
E. To provide mentors to each single parent for ongoing guidance and companionship.



Frontier-Badger #45 Masonic Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in an associate degree program
B. Must be a second-year student enrolled for a minimum of six credits in occupational specific courses
C. Demonstrate leadership in school and community programs
D. Program GPA-minimum 3.0


About This Scholarship

The members of the lodge initiated the Frontier Lodge #45 Masonic Scholarship in 1988 to assist second-year students in associate degree programs in reaching their educational objectives.
Donald Fowler and Phillip Bouffleur, past masters representing the Lodge, stated that the members chose to support Western because of the quality education and graduates that were fulfilling needs in the work force in western Wisconsin and the state.
Donald Fowler died in 1994.



Funke Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a GED or HSED graduate of Western's GOAL Programs
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in a vocational program at Western.


About This Scholarship

Joseph B. Funke, Born in Prussia, came to America in 1853. Settling in Reads Landing, Minnesota, where he and his wife, Elizabeth Lampe of Galena, Illinois, had eleven children. Their oldest son Joseph B. Funke came to La Crosse in 1883 and founded the Funke and Schreir Candy Company, in 1889. Two of his brothers, Frank N. and William H. Funke came to La Crosse to join him in the business, which became the Joseph B. Funke Candy Company. Joseph and his wife Pauline had no children. Frank N. had one son Frank Jr. and William H. and his wife Malinda had six children, Anna Elizabeth (Billy), George M., Robert J., Mary C., Joseph B., and William H.
Joseph B. Funke had a great interest in the young people that worked at the candy company in the early 1900's. Many of these youth quit school at an early age so that they could earn money. He backed the idea of compulsory education and vocational training for the state. When the La Crosse Vocational School was established in 1912 he became the first board president. He served as president of the board, except for a short period of time, until his death in 1930.
Mary and Robert Funke attended the school in the 1940's. Mary is the wife of William G. Welch, retired Dean of the Industrial Technology Division and mother of William Jr. electronics instructor at Western Technical College. William and Mary Funke Welch established the scholarship.



George Smith S & S Cylce Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. An Aptitude test must be taken to determine eligibility of this scholarship.
B. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in Mechanical Design Technology or Machine Tool Operation Program - awards will be based on number of credits per semester.
C. Student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher;
D. Scholarship is renewable each semester until program is completed and based on the review of the scholarship committee.
E. After a student qualifies for this scholarship, they must complete a scholarship application.



Gerald A. Peterson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 9 or more credits in a Business program at Western Technical College
B. Program GPA >=2.5



Gerald Dommershausen Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Award - Must be enrolled in any area or field of Electronics
Second Award - Must be a former participant as a "Little Brother" or "Little Sister" in the Big Brother Program.
B. Must be enrolled for six or more credits in one of the College programs



Gil Homstad Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a Jackson County resident
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

As president of the Jackson County Bank in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, Gil Homstad understands both the value and cost of a good education. "Scholarships are important because education is very expensive today," he said.
Homstad has established a scholarship endowment fund for Jackson County students because he has seen so many young persons borrow heavily to finance their educations. "I know it will be difficult for them when they get out of school and have that debt."
Homstad served as a trustee on the Foundation Board.



Glendenning Family Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the following programs at Western Technical College: Accounting, Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technician, Business Management, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Systems Installation and Maintenance, Electromechanical Technology, Human Resource - Business Administration, Information Technology Programs, Marketing, Refrigeration, A/C & Heating Service Technician or Supervisory Management



Glendenning Family Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled in the Electronic Imaging and Printing Program
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses



Grandview-Henke Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in a health program
B. Must live within a 50-mile radius of La Crosse
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

In 1969 the Board of Grandview Hospital voted to utilize the assets from the liquidation of the Grandview Hospital to establish the Grandview Henke Foundation. The purpose is for promoting education for young people for the medical health care system. Since 1969 the Foundation has supported students through their scholarship program. The members believe that through education optimum health care will be provided.



Gunter Gerske/Nothern Engraving Corporation Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits in one of the following programs at Western Technical College:
B. First Priority: Electronics
C. Second Priority: Mechanical Design
D. Third Priority: Machine Tool



Harold E. Craig Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time in the Machine Tool Technician program
B. Must have completed more than 24 credits in the Machine Tool Technician program
C. Must be a resident of Houston, La Crosse, Juneau, Monroe, Trempealeau or Vernon County for more than one year;
D. Must be a High School or HSED graduate;
E. First priority will be given to spouse and children of current employees of C & C Machine;
F. Program GPA - Minimum 3.0 or higher


About This Scholarship

Strong Work Ethic …Harold Craig starting working at a very early age. By age 12, he was on his own, working on a farm. At age 16, he began a long and varied career in the manufacturing industry. He started out as a machine operator at Trane Company during the height of Word War II. At age 17, he joined the Navy for three years. When he returned from the Navy, he completed his high school education at La Crosse Central, and became a machine tool apprentice for the Franklin Iron Works, located on the Northside of La Crosse. In 1957, he started working for Northern Engraving Company in Winona, Minn. as a machine maintenance foreman and was quickly promoted to plant superintendent. In 1959, he moved to Aurora, Ill. to work as the plant maintenance superintendent for All Steel Equipment, a manufacturer of steel office furniture. Harold returned to La Crosse in 1972 to work in management at UOP Norplex. And, in 1976, he joined his brother Fred in the family business, C & C Machine. C & C Machine was established in 1970 in a garage on Copeland Avenue. In 1972, a new facility was built at 159 Buchner Place. The complex has since grown to include seven buildings and 27 full-time employees.
Honored Community Member …Harold was very active in the La Crosse community. In the early 1980s, he joined the Chamber of Commerce where he served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Transportation Committee. In 1995, he received the President's Award from the Chamber of Commerce. In 1996, he received the Chambers Environmental Stewardship Award. He also became active in the county government, serving as the La Crosse County Harbor Commission Chair. In recognition for his efforts in 1999, the County dedicated the Harold E. Craig Fleeting site on the Mississippi River (south of La Crosse). He was also involved in the Minnesota/Wisconsin Bounty Area Committee for 10 years, serving twice as the chair. When the Rotary Club North was formed, he joined and served as president as well as other offices. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of the establishment of the Mildred Craig (his mother) Logan Scholarship Endowed Fund for disadvantaged students.
Continuing the Legacy …Harold passed away at Christmas in 1998, leaving his legacy of commitment to his country, community and family. Our family has established this scholarship in recognition of his lifetime of dedication.



Harold R. Quandahl / Kwik Trip Stores

Scholarship Criteria

Must be enrolled in a marketing program having completed 32 credits.


About This Scholarship

Harold R. Quandahl, Sparta Businessman, entrepreneur, community leader, and a devoted husband and father, made lasting contributions to Kwik Trip, Inc. and his community during his lifetime.
Harry joined Kwik Trip in 1984 after having been the successful owner and operator of Quandahl's House of Design (1966-1976); Creative Display, Inc. (1977-1983); and Horizon Investment Corp. (1973-1986). His entrepreneurial spirit and creativity continued to flourish in his operation of the Kwik Trip Food Service. According to Kwik Trip's CEO, John Hansen, "Harry was truly a gifted man and a real morale booster. He knew how to 'hook' his customers and his coworkers." Harry's love of his work and family was apparent in all that he did.
Harry actively contributed to his community as president of the Sparta Rotary Club and as an active member of the Sparta Industrial Foundation. He also gave 17 years of dedicated service to his community while serving on the Sparta City Board of Appeals.
The Harold Quandahl family and Kwik Trip, Inc. have endowed a scholarship in memory of Harold Quandahl's exemplary service, support of education, and zest for life and learning.



Harris Bank Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time
B. Must be from Vernon County or West Salem
C. Program GPA - 2.0



Heather Althiser Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be planning to enroll for 6 or more credits in the Therapeutic Massage program at Western Technical College
B. Must be age 25 or older



Heather Lipke Therapeutic Massage Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be planning to enroll for 6 or more credits in the Therapeutic Massage program at Western Technical College
B. Must be age 25 or older



Henry Michaels Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a graduating senior
B. Must be accepted or enrolled for 12 or more credits in a graphics program - Graphic Design or Visual Communications
C. First Priority will be given to a high school student, second priority will be given to a continuing student


About This Scholarship

Henry Michaels was a typesetter at the La Crosse Tribune for 25 years. The last ten years of his employment was on the night shift while attending the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse during the days. After receiving a degree in Art Education and a masters in media, he resigned and began an 18-year second career at WWTC teaching Graphic Arts. Henry loved the students and was very proud to be associated with the school, having great respect for his colleagues. His family and friends established this scholarship in his name in 1998.



Ho-Chunk Nation for Scholars Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a native American student enrolled in Finance or Accounting at Western Technical College;
B. First priority will be given to a full-time student (12 or more credits);
C. Second priority will be given to a part-time student (6 or more credits)



Hoffman Construction Company

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a resident of Jackson County
B. Must have financial need
C. Must be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in one of the following programs:
1st priority–Diesel/Heavy Equipment
2nd priority-Welding
3rd priority-any program in Industrial Technologies
4th priority-any needy student.



Hope and Roy Kumm Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Hope and Roy Kumm were active in shaping the direction and growth of WWTC. Roy served on the board of the college for more than 20 years and as president of the board for nine years. Hope was one of the original members of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Together they helped shape and assure the future of WWTC through their steadfast, enduring commitment of time, talents, and financial resources. They shared an abiding interest and concern for the well being of all students at the college. The scholarship was first established in 1973 in memory of Roy.



HSR Associates Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in the Mechanical Design Program



J.Rohrer/Kiwanis Club Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the following programs: Visual Communications, Printing and Publishing, Electronic Servicing, Graphic Design, Electronics, Mechanical Design, Biomedical Electronics, Printing, Electromechanical Technology
B. Must be accepted or enrolled in any program at Western for 12 or more credits
C. Must be from Juneau County;
D. Must have completed one semester - minimum of twelve credits earned, which six must be in occupational specific courses.



J.Rohrer/Kiwanis Club Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the following programs:
Visual Communications
Electronic Servicing
Graphic Design
Electronics
Mechanical Design
Biomedical Electronics
Electromechanical Technology
B. Must be accepted or enrolled in any program at Western Technical College for 12 or more credits
C. Must be from Juneau County
D. Must have completed one semester - minimum of twelve credits earned, which six must be in occupational specific courses.


About This Scholarship

In December of 1978, the La Crosse Kiwanis Club Board of Directors voted to endow a scholarship in memory of Joseph H. Rohrer.
He was president and general manager of WLCX Radio and WLXR-FM at the time of his death, November 24, 1977. He was very active in business and community affairs and served as president of the La Crosse Kiwanis Club in 1976. His accomplishments were numerous: Greater La Crosse Chamber of Commerce, Man of the Year 1964, Festmaster-Oktoberfest 1971, and Jaycee Boss of the Year Award receiving this honor twice. He had been a resident of La Crosse since April 1957.



Jackson County Bank Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled for 6 or more credits at Western Technical College
B. Must be a student from Jackson County
C. Must have financial need
D. Program GPA 3.0 or higher



Jackson Electric Cooperative

Scholarship Criteria

Must be a member of Jackson Electric Cooperative



James Becker Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

James Becker joined the faculty of Coleman Technical Institute, now Western Technical College, as a machine tool instructor in the fall of 1935. He obtained his Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees from Colorado State University. He also attended the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse and Stout. Jim Becker retired on May 31, 1974; however, because of his expertise in Machine Tool, he was frequently called on to do part-time teaching. Jim died on August 22, 1976.
Jim was a gentleman and an outstanding teacher. The students dedicated the 1973-74 yearbook to their devoted teacher, Mr. James A. Becker. In the dedication they stated: "We appreciate Mr. Becker's great knowledge and his warm understanding of his students, and thank him for sharing his background with us."
His wife Mabel, Western Technical College staff, and friends established the James A. Becker Memorial Scholarship.



Janalee Sackett Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits
B. Must have completed 6 or more credits
C. First Priority - Must be enrolled in the Supervisory Management Program
D. Second Priority - Must be enrolled in any Business Division program



Jane and Ron Rada Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student currently enrolled in the Instructional Assistant Program
B. Must have financial need
C. First Priority will be given to a Hmong student
D. Second Priority - open to all students in Instructional Assistant Program
E. Program GPA - minimum 3.0



Jane Lukas Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in the Dental Assistant Program at Western Technical College
B. First Priority will be given to a student from La Crosse County;
C. Must have financial need
D. Preference will be given to a student who intends to continue the career path as a Dental Assistant
E. Program GPA - minimum 2.5



Jean and Bill Gilles Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program for 12 or more credits
B. Must be a second year PTA student and have completed a minimum of 24 credits in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
C. Must have financial need
D. Program GPA - >= 3.0.
E. First priority will be given to a student with a GPA >=3.5 and living in Cashton, Westby, or Viroqua.



Jennifer Ripp Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school graduate who has attended Sparta High School
B. Must be accepted or enrolled in one of the full-time programs at Western
C. First Priority: a new graduate


About This Scholarship

Jennifer Ripp had a happy, fun loving disposition that was easily recognizable by her bright smile and the dimples in her cheeks. Her interests centered around the people she loved and cared about. Many of her feelings were expressed in the poetry she enjoyed writing.
Her passing away came suddenly and unexpectedly after a brief illness at 15 years of age.
Jennifer was just beginning to realize the many career opportunities available to her. Her family recognized the dedication and commitment that it takes to fulfill the goal of higher education. The foundation of this fund is from money Jennifer had saved toward extending her own education. Knowing Jennifer's sincere desire to befriend and help others, has prompted her family to establish a Memorial Scholarship fund open to all fields of study, that anyone with a sincere desire for education will have access to funds that may help them realize their dream.



Jerrilyn A. Brewer Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time in the Early Childhood Education or Instructional Assistant Program;
B. Must have financial need;
C. Must be a single mother



Jerry Boggs Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a new student planning to enroll full-time at Western Technical College
B. First priority will be given to student who is a graduate of La Farge or Ladysmith High School.



Jobe Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must have financial need
B. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in a Business Division Program at Western Technical College
C. Must be a second year student



John and Beverly Larson Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or enrolled for six or more credits in the Associate Degree Nursing Program
B. Must have financial need
C. Program GPA-minimum 2.5



John and Linda Hamilton Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time single mother currently enrolled in a program at Western
B. Must have financial need



John and Linda Lyche Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be an Onalaska High School graduate planning to enroll full-time at Western Technical College
B. First Priority will be given to a new student planning to enroll
C. Second Priority will be given to a student currently enrolled



John and Vicki Bigley Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Program
B. Must have financial need
C. Program GPA - minimum 3.0



John Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Graphic Design Program at Western Technical College;
B. First Priority - Students who are of gay/lesbian orientation;
C. First Priority - Richland County resident
D. Second Priority - Wisconsin Resident
E. Must have financial need;
F. Program GPA - 3.0 or higher.



John Stephenson Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 9 or more credits in the Nursing program, having completed 36 credits in the program
B. First priority - Must be a from Blair, Wisconsin
C. Second Priority - Must be from Trempealeau County



Joyce Davidson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second year student enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Clinical Laboratory Technician Program who has successfully completed 16 credits in occupational specific courses
B. Must have financial need
C. Exemplifies leadership by being a paid member of HOSA and active in community projects



Julie A. Stansbury/OTA Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Western Technical College for 9 or more credits
B. Preference will be given to a single parent
C. Must have financial need
D. Program GPA - >= 2.0



Kathyrn S. Welch Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Female student preferred
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the following programs:
Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
Mechanical Design
Quality Assurance Technician
Any electronics program
Industrial Engineering Technician
Automotive (two-year program)
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses



Keith Valiquette Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Former Instructional Support Services Division (ISS) students (within past two years) with a consistent record of exemplary performance.
B. Documented financial need and recommendation of ISS faculty and staff.
C. Pursuing occupational training at Western Technical College, including less than one-year programs, e.g. C NA
D. If enrolled in an occupational program at Western, must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in any program at Western Technical College


About This Scholarship

Keith Valiquette was employed by Western Technical College for 37 years. During his entire tenure at Western he was a member of the Instructional Support Services Division staff. He first held a faculty position with the division and later became Associate Dean. He served as ISS Dean for some 20 years until his retirement in 2008.

His prior teaching experience on the Navajo and Leech Lake Reservations greatly influenced his decision to pursue adult education as a career.

Keith was a remarkably student centered teacher and administrator and believed that Western was a place where students changed their lives for the better. Because of that, when he chose to retire, his colleagues at Western and across the state could think of no better gift than to help Keith continue to help the students he dedicated his professional life to. Therefore they chose to establish and endowed scholarship in his name at Western Technical College to ensure that Keith's helping hand will be a part of student success at western long after his time here has ended.



Ken and Elaine Nelson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. First Priority: a graduate of Mauston High School
C. Second Priority: a resident of Juneau County
D. Third Priority: any student enrolled at Western
E. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

In December of 1940, Elaine and Ken met while they were students at the La Crosse Vocational School. They both worked for John B. Coleman, long-time director of the school. A short time after they met Elaine was hired by Trane Company as a secretary to the traffic manager and Ken joined the Army Air Corps. He spent four years as a personnel sergeant major in the 57th Bombardment Group.
Following the war, Elaine and Ken were married and moved to Mauston, Wisconsin, where Ken held the position of president of Mauston Manufacturing Company and Hillsboro Manufacturing Company. He also served as president of the Mauston School Board for eight years and provided his personal expertise in the construction of the new high school in 1965.
Elaine has given unselfishly of her time to a variety of community and church activities. In 1959 she provided the leadership necessary to bring about the Hess Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, which has since donated hundreds of dollars to the hospital.
The Nelsons have endowed a scholarship for a Mauston or Juneau County resident as their way of ensuring the continuation of their legacy of commitment and contribution to their community.



Ken Balts Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second year student enrolled full-time
B. Program GPA - between 2.75 and 3.2



Kevin La Fleur Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority - Logan High School graduates
B. Must be enrolled in a college program for a minimum of nine credits
C. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA
D. Must be enrolled in Industrial Technologies Division Program



Kimberly Hollowitsch Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority - Must be a member of the Society of Nursing Associates (SNA Club)
B. Must be a second year Associate Degree Nursing student
C. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits
D. Must have a program GPA of 2.8 or higher


About This Scholarship

Kim chose to change professions in her later twenties and left the counseling field to pursue caring for others as a Registered Nurse. Kim balanced marriage, a newborn, and part-time employment in the first year of her Nursing studies. Kim was a dedicated student, involved in S.N.A., and embraced challenges in her academics.
Kim was nearing the beginning of her last semester of school and unfortunately was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. She withdrew to begin several rounds of chemotherapy and hospitalization at Mayo Clinic. She achieved full remission by December of 1999. She resumed her final semester of study while still receiving blood transfusions for post chemotherapy effects. She graduated in Spring of 2000 and began her career as an R.N. She worked at the Onalaska Care Center and eventually accepted a position in the Hospice Department of Franciscan Skemp Healthcare. She had an affinity for caregiving to the suffering and surviving.
Sadly Kim experienced a relapse of her illness in July of 2000 and had to immediately resume lifesaving chemotherapy, radiation, and eventual bone marrow transplant treatments. Despite good prognosis numbers and a sibling donor match Kim could not survive the transplant side effects. She died on November 1, 2001 at the age of 34.
This scholarship is endowed in her memory by her husband Mark and their daughter Mackenzie.



KWB Mauston Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Resident of Juneau County
B. Must be attending the Western Technical College Mauston Campus
C. Must be enrolled for a minimum of nine credits
D. Program GPA-minimum 3.0



L. Peter Groves/Northwestern Mutual Life Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Nursing Associate Degree
Program
B. Must be a resident of La Crosse County
C. Must be a nontraditional student
D. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses



La Crosse Area Builders Association/Auxiliary Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student enrolled in one of the following programs:
Award One: Wood Tech student
Award Two: Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, Architectural Technology, or Wood Tech student
B. Must have completed one semester - minimum of 12 credits earned, of which six credits must be in occupation specific courses
C. First priority will be given to a student participating in the La Crosse Area Builders Association (LABA) Student Chapter as well as LABA events



La Crosse Area Builders Auxiliary Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student enrolled in one of the following programs: Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, Architectural Technology, Interior Design, or Wood Tech student
B. First priority will given to a student participating in the La Crosse Area Builders Association (LABA) Student Chapter as well as LABA events



La Crosse Area Restaurant Association/Jack Proksch Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a resident of La Crosse Area Restaurant Association jurisdiction which includes: Buffalo, La Crosse, Jackson, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties
B. Must have completed one semester in Culinary Management or Production Program with a minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in Culinary Management or Production Programs
C. Employer or supervisor's recommendation. If applicant has not been employed, he/she may still be considered for scholarship


About This Scholarship

Jack E. Proksch died unexpectedly in 1984. From the many gifts received in his memory, his parents, Ken and Shirley Proksch, former owners of the New Villa and Moxie's restaurants, chose to establish a memorial fund to assist persons pursuing an education in the restaurant industry. The Foundation was selected recipient of this fund because graduates from Western have worked in both restaurants. "I believe in education," said Proksch, "Western is filling a niche that we need." Memorial funds and other money from the Proksch family were matched dollar for dollar by the La Crosse Area Restaurant Association to endow the La Crosse Area Restaurant/Jack E. Proksch Scholarship Fund. Students eligible for this scholarship must be from the six county districts covered by the Restaurant Association.



La Crosse Area Retired Educators' Association Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in one of the following programs at Western Technical College: Physical Therapist Assistant, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, DisAbility Support Specialist, Fire Protection Technician or Early Childhood Education;
B. Preference will be given to a student who has graduated from one of the following high schools: La Crosse Central, La Crosse Logan, Melrose-Mindoro, Onalaska, West Salem, Bangor or Holmen



La Crosse ASHRAE Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the two-year Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Program leading to an Associate Degree
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

The La Crosse Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc., (ASHRAE) is Premier Chapter of this international technical organization of over 50,000 members from 120 nations. ASHRAE is dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, their allied arts and sciences, and related human factors for the benefit of the general public. The endowment is intended to fund scholarships for students pursuing an associate degree leading to a career in the Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Industry.



La Crosse Community Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second-year student enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed all first-year occupational specific courses
C. First Priority: resident of La Crosse County



La Crosse Community Foundation/Ernest and Olive Gershon Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a nontraditional female, preference will be given to a woman who is a mother
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
C. Must have financial need
D. First Priority: resident of La Crosse County



La Crosse Dental/G. Johnson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Selected by Dental program Faculty.


About This Scholarship

Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Indiana dental school in 1966. He served for three years as a dentist in the Navy before setting up his practice in La Crosse. He enjoyed his work and his patients; they called him "Gentle Gene". He inspired two sons to follow him into the dental profession.
Dr. Johnson cooperated with the dental assisting program at Western for many years. Students who needed an understanding and kind environment to gain confidence in themselves were sent to his office for their clinical experience. Under his guidance they gained experience and skill in their chosen profession.
Dr. Johnson's untimely death left a void in the dental community felt by all who knew him. The La Crosse Dental Association raised the money to fund this scholarship in his name. The scholarship is given each year to a student who demonstrates some of his ideals and characteristics. Being an "A" student is not the main criteria for this scholarship. A person, who is a team worker, is kind and giving to classmates, and someone who reaches out to help others is the type of person to receive this annual award.



La Crosse District Nurses Association Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second-year student in the Associate Degree Nursing Program
B. Must have successfully completed all first year nursing specific courses and be enrolled for a minimum of ten credits in nursing specific courses
C. Must be a member of the Western Student Nurses Association Club
D. Program GPA-minimum 3.0



La Crosse Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a nontraditional student
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses



Landscape Horticulture Club Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school graduate
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Landscape Horticulture Program
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses.
D. Program GPA-minimum 3.0
Priority will go to individuals that volunteer for public service in community, clubs or college.


About This Scholarship

The Landscape Horticulture Club is a student club at Western Technical College, started in 2008. The purpose of the club is to promote the Landscape Horticulture program at Western, heighten community awareness, and support Green Industry initiatives. Part of this involves fundraising to raise money to sponsor field trips so students may become familiar with the latest trends in landscaping. Part of the money raised by the club also goes back to the community as a donation to non-profit organizations. In March 2009, the club voted to start an annual scholarship to recognize exceptional students.



Lee Erickson Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 9 or more credits in a program at Western Technical College
B. Must be a cancer survivor
C. Program GPA - minimum 2.5



Lee Rasch and Susan Fox Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a non-traditional student (23 years or older) or a GED graduate enrolled for a minimum 6 or more credits
B. Program GPA - minimum 2.5



Linda L. Mast and Dr. John A. Patterson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be accepted or enrolled at Western in the Dental assisting or Dental Hygiene program for 6 or more credits


About This Scholarship

Linda Mast and John Patterson, as active community members in La Crosse, are interested in the on-going improvement of dental health professionals as dental hygienists and dental assistants. Linda Mast was a Vice President at Western from 1988 until her retirement in 2003. Her husband, John Patterson, has been an orthodontist in La Crosse since 1978, and numerous Western graduates have been employed in his office at Gundersen Lutheran. Linda and John appreciate the work of the Western dental faculty members in educating the graduates who have helped provide the best possible dental health care in La Crosse.



Linda Schwandt Endowned Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Associate of Science Liberal Arts degree at Western Technical College
B. Program GPA 3.0



Lori M. Hoyum-Maurices/Dress Barn Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must have financial need
B. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits in the Marketing Program at Western Technical College
C. Must have completed 24 credits in the Marketing program
D. First Priority - Viroqua High School Graduate



Lorin Gasterland Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college's full-time programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
C. Program GPA-minimum 2.5


About This Scholarship

Lorin A. Gasterland was a firm believer in education all of his life. After serving on the Richfield, Minnesota School Board for many years, Lorin accepted an appointment to the Hennepin County Vocational Technical School Board. During his time on the board, vocational schools were built in Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. These schools served as the primary providers of vocational technical education in Hennepin County. Following his term on the Hennepin County Vocational Technical School Board where he ended his appointment as chairman, Lorin was appointed to the Minnesota State Board of Education where he served for many years with distinction. Lorin A. Gasterland was one of the original investors in the Coulee State Bank of La Crosse. His children, who have established this scholarship in his memory, now own this bank.



Louis H. Wacker Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

FT/PT Nursing Student



LTMW Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits at WWTC
B. Must have financial need
C. Program GPA between 3.0 and 3.5



Lunda

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a resident of Jackson County
B. Must have financial need
C. Must be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in one of the following programs:
1st priority-Diesel/Heavy Equipment program
2nd priority-Welding
3rd priority-any program in Industrial Technologies
4th priority-any needy student.



Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed the GED or HSED Program
B. Must be accepted into a degree, diploma, or certificate health occupations program
C. Must have financial need


About This Scholarship

The Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary was organized in 1950 as a volunteer group of 11 women. Today, this organization of 350 men and women continues to support the hospital through service and fundraising efforts. Since it began more than 40 years ago, the Auxiliary has raised over $1 million dollars and has donated hundreds of thousands of service hours to help Lutheran Hospital provide exceptional health care for residents of the Tri-State Region.
The Auxiliary's primary means of generating revenue is through annual fundraising events and the operation of the Lutheran Hospital Gift Shop. These funds are used to purchase innovative equipment and furnishings for the hospital, subsidize healthcare educational opportunities for the community and provide scholarships to area colleges and universities.
Because the Auxiliary believes that education is the key to ensuring the quality of healthcare in the Tri-State Region, it is committed to helping area students enrolled in healthcare careers. Since 1979, the Auxiliary has given scholarships to a number of WTC students.



Machine Operation Tool and Die Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be accepted or planning to enroll full-time in the Machine Tool Technician or Machine Tool Operatation program



Machine Tool Advisory Committee Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or plan to enroll full-time in the Machine Tool Technician or Machine Tool Operation program
B. Must be a resident of Houston, La Crosse, Juneau, Monroe, Trempealeau or Vernon County for more then one year



Mader - Levendoski Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First priority: A student enrolled in the Human Resource - Business Administration Program for 6 or more credits
B. Second priority: Electromechanical Technology Program
C. Priority will be given to a student who is a graduate from De Soto High School
D. Priority will be given to a student who has financial need
E. GPA greater than 3.0



Making a Difference Through Service Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in any program at Western Technical College
B. Program GPA >=2.5



Mark and Lynn Rudig Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or enrolled in any program at Western for 12 or more credits in any of the following programs: Anything related to auto, business, computers/internet or environmental
B. First Priority: An employee or family member of Rudig Jensen Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep **If an employee, may be part-time, a new student or a continuing student
C. Second Proiority: Must be from Juneau County


About This Scholarship

Mark and Lynn Rudig established this scholarship in honor of their wedding in 1993. In lieu of wedding gifts, Mark and Lynn suggested that donations to the Mark and Lynn Rudig scholarship fund at the Western Foundation would be welcome. Lynn has been employed by the Western Foundation since 1991 and Mark is a long time community member and employer in New Lisbon where he owns Rudig Jensen Chrysler Dodge Jeep.



Marnee Loeffler Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a female student
B. Must be planning to enroll for 12 or more credits in an associate degree program
C. First Priority: a new high school graduate
D. Second Priority: a student who has completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Charles and Marian Loeffler, the parents of Marnee M. Loeffler, initiated this scholarship in her honor and memory. Marnee taught in the School of Engineering and the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison until her death in 1988.



Mary Milne Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a nontraditional student enrolled in the Nursing Associate Degree Program
B. Must have completed one semester minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

In 1955, Mary (Teen) Milne came to La Crosse, Wisconsin, with her husband and three children. For several years she enjoyed being a homemaker and mother, doing volunteer work and participating in numerous clubs and organizations. Always longing to become a nurse, when Western Technical College started their LPN program in the mid-sixties, Teen applied and was accepted into the program. Her daughter graduated in her mother's footsteps and she became an RN when she was 35 years old. For these reasons, this scholarship is geared towards a nontraditional student.
Teen loved being a nurse, working part-time in La Crosse, and later in Florida where she and her husband moved in 1984.
Teen died in January of 1997. In loving memory of her and her love of nursing, her children have endowed a nursing scholarship in her name. We are sure that she's smiling down on us, happy, knowing she is helping a nursing student attain his or her goal.



Mary Nell Atkinson Endowed

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or enrolled in one the following programs: Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Electronic Servicing Technician, Electronics, Bio-Medical Electronics
B. Must be a US citizen
C. Must be accepted or enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits at WTC
D. Must be age 28 or older
E. Program GPA - minimum 3.0



Mary Patricia Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Just be enrolled in the displaced homemaker program with the WTC Opportunity Center
B. Must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits in a program at Western Technical College
C. Program GPA - minimum 2.0



Mary Wedin Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

For CNA students.



Math Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
B. Student must have earned a B or better in one of the following higher-level math courses here at Western:
College Tech Math 1A, 1B, or 2
Calculus 1 or 2
Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Math Analysis, or Basic Statistics
(These are our 200-level math courses)



Mauston Campus Advisory Committee Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or enrolled at Western for 12 or more credits
B. Must be from Juneau County
C. Must have financial need



McLaughlin Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a first generation college student; priority given to a first year student
B. Must be enrolled for a minimum of nine credits
C. Program GPA-minimum 2.0


About This Scholarship

In the late 1940s, Robert (Bob) McLaughlin and his wife Florence drove to Coleman Vocational in the evenings so that Bob could complete his welding training while working at Allis-Chalmers and Florence took a sewing class after completing her shift at a local restaurant. While neither one finished high school, learning was always important to them. The McLaughlin Family Scholarship pays tribute to Bob (who died in 1994) and Florence for valuing education in all forms and encouraging their children to attend college. At the same time, the scholarship encourages today’s Western students to pursue their college dreams.



Michael Samplawski Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a graduate of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School
B. Must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits
C. Program GPA-minimum 2.0



Mid City Steel Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be employed by Mid City Steel



Mike & Lori Roach Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a Full-Time Student
B. Must be enrolled in HVAC or Electronics program
C. Minimum GPA or 3.0



Mike Soller Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student enrolled in one of the following manufacturing programs: Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Servicing Technician, Machine Tool, Welding or any electronics program
B. Must have completed one semester - minimum of 12 credits earned, of which six credits must be in occupation specific courses
C. First priority to a female student



Monna Thompson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned
C. Must be registered for a minimum of ten credits in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Monna Thompson joined the faculty of Western Technical College as an instructor in the Technical Nursing program in 1972. She was appointed program head in 1975 and assistant chairperson for the Health Occupations Division in 1984. She retired for health reasons in February of 1988.
Monna was very instrumental in developing and implementing a quality Technical Nursing program. She was an excellent instructor and demonstrated expertise as a professional nursing practitioner.
Monna devoted many hours assisting students in reaching their educational objectives and was always concerned with their welfare. One of the graduates of the program recently made this comment: "Monna was an excellent teacher. She had an attitude of fairness and expectation. Her intelligence is admired!"
On her retirement, the faculty of the Technical Nursing Program established an endowed scholarship in her name. The staff of Western Technical College, peers, coworkers, graduates and friends contributed to the scholarship.



Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neumann Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school graduate
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in Electromechanical Technology
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
D. Must be a 15-year resident of La Crosse or Vernon County
E. Program GPA-minimum 3.0


About This Scholarship

"Frank," as he was known by most of his business associates, graduated from Central High School in 1931. He took an electrical course and attended night classes at La Crosse Vocational and Adult School (now Western Technical College). He worked as an electrician for Electric Supply Company before he founded his own electrical contracting business in 1946. He was a member of the National Electrical Apprentice Board of Western Technical College.
He was active in Free Masonry and Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knight Templary of the State of Wisconsin. He died June 25, 1995, of malignant mesathelioma.
Franklin's wife, Gretchen was secretary-treasurer of Neumann Electric Company until their retirement in 1975. They were married sixty and one half years. They have two sons, Eugene and Franklin G. and two great-grand sons. This scholarship was initiated by his family in memory of the outstanding achievements in the electrical field in the La Crosse area.



Multicultural Club Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 9 or more credits in any program at Western Technical College
B. Must have financial need
C. Program GPA >= 2.0
D. Must be an active member of the Multicultural Club at Western Technical College



Myrtle M. Johnson

Scholarship Criteria

Must be enrolled in training for a health occupatiion.


About This Scholarship

Myrtle (Dahlen) Johnson was born in Coon Valley, Wisconsin, and graduated from Onward Rural Elementary and Central High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Myrtle attended and graduated from Stout Institute with a degree in Home Economics.
After teaching Home Economics at the high school level for a time, she returned to graduate studies at Cook County Hospital in Chicago to specialize in dietetics. Her first tour of duty was at St. Luke's Hospital in Racine, Wisconsin, for several years followed by several more years at Cook County Hospital. In 1951 she and her husband Bennett E. Johnson, moved to Arcadia, California, where she spent 20 years as dietician at a hospital in Pasadena, California, until her retirement in 1971. After retiring, she moved back to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she lived until her death in 1998 at 93 years of age.
Her desire was to have a scholarship fund to help young students fulfill their desire to receive an education in the health field.



Nancy Mills Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time
B. First Priority: Food Production Specialist Program
C. Second Priority: Culinary Management with a Food Production Degree
D. Third Priority: Second year student in the Culinary Management Program



Next GOAL Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a GED or HSED graduate of Western's Goal Program
B. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits at a Western Regional Learning Center



Norene Oppriecht Scholarship


Norman L. Gillette Sr., Pepsi

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or enrolled for six or more credits in one of the college's full-time programs
B. Program GPA, high school or program GPA-minimum of 2.0 GPA or GED 250
C. First Priority: must be an employee or the dependent of an employee of Pepsi Cola of La Crosse
D. Second Priority: must have financial need and/or ability to succeed in a program



Otto A. Soell and Louise Simone Soell

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a new student planning to enroll full-time at Western in Human Service – health related program.
B. Must have financial need
C. Must be a resident of La Crosse County
D. Program GPA - minimum 3.25


About This Scholarship

The Soell Family have been a part of the La Crosse Community since 1881 when Louise Simon Soell opened the first "Hair Bazaar" (beauty shop) at 327 Main Street. Louise, a widow at age 25, worked to provide for herself and her one year old son, Otto. Louise saved and eventually sent her son Otto to the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Otto graduated in 1902 from the School of Pharmacy. He worked in various cities in Wisconsin until he returned to La Crosse and opened a drugstore at 509 Main Street in the early 1920's. It is the wishes of the fourth generation Soell Family to establish a scholarship fund to assist young adults in the Human Services health related programs at Western Technical College.



PAL Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled in a business program at Western Technical College for 9 or more credits
B. Program GPA - >= 3.5
C. Second priority will be given to a student with a GPA >=3.0



Pat Cipriano Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be second year student enrolled full-time in the Clinical Laboratory Technician program for a minimum of 6 credits
B. Must have financial need
C. Program GPA >= 3.0



Paul Petras Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Student must demonstrate passion for and involvement in photography through academic pursuits, professional work, or art
B. Recipient must be enrolled in a business program at Western
C. Student should demonstrate financial need
D. Minimum Program GPA 2.5



Pein Family Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled for 6 or more credits at Western Technical College
B. Program GPA 2.5 or higher.
C. First Priority: Female student who is enrolled for six or more credits in one of the following programs: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology, Automotive Technician, Bio-Medical Electronics, Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Systems Install and Maintenance, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, & Heating Service Technician, Machine Tool Operation, Welding, or Wood Tech
C. Second Priority: Female student who is enrolled for six or more credits in one of the following programs: IT-Computer Support Specialist, Network Specialist, or Web & Software Developer



Peoples State Bank Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits in Finance, Accounting, CIS Microcomputer Specialist, CIS Microcomputer Technician, CIS Network Specialist, CIS Programmer/Analyst, or CIS User Support and Training program at Western Wisconsin Technical College
B. Must be resident of Vernon County
C. Program GPA - minimum 2.5
D. First Priority - Employee of State Bank of Viroqua
E. Second Priority - Member of immediate family of State Bank of Viroqua
F. Third Priority - any Vernon County resident



Peter and Deb Bemis Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school graduate
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Landscape Horticulture Program
C. Priority will go to individuals that volunteer for public service in community, clubs or college
D. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
E. Program GPA minimum 3.0



Peter and Jone Hoffman Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must have financial need
B. May be a full or part-time student, enrolled for a minimum of six credits in a vocational program at Western.



Phi Theta Kappa Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Club at Western Technical College
B. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits
C. Preference to given to active officers
D. Second preference given to active members



Philip & Ginny Brochhausen Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time, second year student, completing a minimum of 30 credits, in the Graphic Design Program at Western Technical College
B. Priority will be given to a student who is from Onalaska
C. Program GPA > = 3.0


About This Scholarship

Phil Brochhausen joined Western as a Printing and Publishing instructor in 1969 and will retire after 40 years in May 2009. He began his career at Western doing letterpress and offset printing along with image assembly and process camera work. He kept current with industry trends and so was able to go into the digital world by taking seminars and returning to industry in the summers.

At Western he was program head of the graphics, Advisor of the Year in 1971 for his work on the school newspaper, was president of the faculty association before there was a union and served on numerous committee's.

He worked on the international scene by hosting instructors from Germany and went to Germany two times to see their training procedures. In 1993, he was there for 2 months helping in a printing company and took a one-week press course at the Heidelberg Company in Heidelberg, Germany.
In 1999, Phil was program head when the staff in the Printing and Publishing program received the Frederick D. Kay Education Award of Excellence for demonstrating innovative techniques and promotion of the industry. He is a dedicated teacher, teaching his students to aim for high goals to
work hard and to achieve those goals.
Phil wanted to support a Graphic Design in fulfilling their dreams with a scholarship and so his wife, Ginny, friends and graduates helped establish one.



Physical Therapist Assistant Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be a second-year student in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program



Project Management Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled in Business Management or Marketing Program
B. Must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5
C. Must be a full time student at Western Technical College
D. Must be a first year student August 2013 and completed 1 semester.
E. Must be a resident of Wisconsin



PTA 7 Arrows Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Western Technical College
B. Priority given to a second year Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) studen
C. Must have Financial Need
D. Must be a non-traditional student, if no non-traditional student qualifies then award based on program and financial need only
E. Program GPA > = 3.0



Ray Kircher Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
C. Must be a resident of La Crosse County
D. Program GPA-minimum 3.0


About This Scholarship

Ray Kircher was a firm believer in learning a useful trade. His hobbies were fishing and hunting, but he worked with ceramic tile and marble. He installed much of the marble at Saint Francis and Lutheran Hospitals. He also installed pools at YMCAs in La Crosse and Winona. He worked in creameries and schools in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
Ray's wife Lillian stated that they had often talked about what an asset Western Technical College is to the community. After Lillian's first husband’s death, her two sons Gary and Stephen Tolvstad, attended classes at Western Technical College, as well as Lillian and her grandson, Curtis Tolvstad.
Lillian stated that it was a privilege to establish a memorial to Ray, with a scholarship to help others take advantage of the facilities offered by Western Technical College.



Raymond C. Bice / La Crosse Tribune Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, of which six must be occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Raymond C. Bice died in December 1994 at the age of 98. During his long and active life, Bice wore a variety of hats - founder of the Bice-Olsen Lumber and Millwork Co.; builder of more than 400 homes in the La Crosse area from 1924 to 1980; president of the Greater La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce from 1939 to 1940; member of a variety of civic organizations and county government boards and commissions; member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate from 1946 to 1968. His interests included magic and painting; he was an author and historian, and a frequent contributor to the La Crosse Tribune's opinion pages.
In the fall of 1994, the La Crosse Tribune editor's team decided to use funds raised from the first Reader's Choice Film Festival, to endow a scholarship at Western Technical College in Bice's name to recognize his contributions to the community and his lifelong interest in learning.



Raymond L. Myers Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be a student enrolled in a associates degree or technical diploma program within the Industrial Technology division at Western Technical College



Regional Learning Centers - Moving Forward Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for six or more credits at one of the Western Technical College Regional Learning Centers
B. Must have financial need
C. Program GPA - 2.0 or higher



Robert Maas Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be a full-time student enrolled in the Mechanical Design Program


About This Scholarship

Robert Maas retired as Program Head of the Mechanical Design Program in May of 2000 after 36 years of service. Bob had a total dedication to technical education. His leadership and futuristic vision of technology and the changing world made the Mechanical Design program a quality program.
Bob has inspired many individuals at Western through his teaching, guidance and friendship. Bob saw the potential in everyone and all they did. His dedication as a teacher taught students how to set their goals high, work hard and achieve those goals. He gave many students the foundation that they needed to build a great career on. His hard work and dedication to the Mechanical Design program at WWTC has guaranteed every employer an excellent source of qualified, well-trained employees. He truly had a gift to teach and guide.
Bob has inspired so many lives, his family, friends, graduates and colleagues have established an endowment fund in his name. The scholarships will be awarded to students who seek a career in the Mechanical Design Program.



Robert Ringdahl Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school graduate
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Robert Ringdahl served as secretary and chairman of the board of the Western Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District from July 1968 to July 1978.
He provided his personal expertise to the board:
1) In planning vocational, technical and adult education programs and opportunities for the benefit of the citizens of the District
2) In the expansion and improvement of physical facilities at the central campus and the district
3) In promoting policies for the development and advancement of careers and continuing education for both young adults and nontraditional students
Mr. Ringdahl fully understood the need for scholarships to assist students in reaching their educational objectives. During his term as president of the board, he matched yearly contributions made by the Western Technical College staff to the scholarship fund. Mr. Ringdahl has served as both president and vice president of Northern Engraving Corporation in Sparta, Wisconsin.



Rocky and Toots Pennel Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in the Culinary Management Program
B. Must have financial need
C. Must be from La Crosse, Vernon or Monroe County



Ron Potter Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits) in one of the following programs:
Electronics
Electronic Servicing Technician
Electromechanical Technology
Biomedical Technology
Telecommunications Specialist
CIS Microcomputer Technician
CIS Microcomputer Specialist
CIS Network Specialist
B. Must have completed one semester- minimum of six credits earned, which must be in occupational specific courses.



Russell and Vera Smith Business Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled or plan to enroll for 9 or more credits in a Western Business program
B. Must be a Wisconsin or Minnesota resident
C. Program GPA-minimum 3.0



Russell and Vera Smith Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second-year student in Accounting or Associate Degree Nursing Program
B. Must have completed all first-year occupational specific courses
C. Must be enrolled for a minimum of ten credits in occupational specific courses
D. College and community activities
First Priority: will be given to those students who are currently involved in leadership positions in the college and community
E. Club advisor's recommendation-based on leadership activities in HOSA, SNA or BPA
F. Program GPA-minimum 3.5


About This Scholarship

Russell L. Smith, Certified Public Accountant, has led a very active life in his field of expertise and in the community. He is a graduate of Joliet Township High School, Joliet, Illinois; Joliet Junior College; and earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Walton School of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois.
Russell Smith retired from Heileman Brewing Company in 1976, where he served as director, executive vice president, and treasurer. Formerly he was employed by the Tennant Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as controller, secretary, and assistant treasurer; and was also employed by Trane Company, La Crosse, as chief accountant.
He was a member of the Society of CPA's, Wisconsin and Minnesota, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Downtown Rotary.
While living in Arizona, Russ spent weekends serving as mentor to Prescott High School seniors who wished to pursue a career in accounting. He served as a trustee on the Foundation Board from 1981 to 1990. After retirement, Russ spent many volunteer hours at the Foundation to establish a corporate accounting system.
Although Russ and his wife, Vera, did not have children, they have both been involved with youth all their lives and are very supportive of education and students.



Ruth & Phil Bouffleur Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second-year student enrolled for 12 or more credits in a two-year program
B. Must be from La Crosse County


About This Scholarship

Ruth cooked at Longfellow Junior High School and then was Emergency Ward Secretary at Lutheran Hospital. She was active in the Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary, La Crosse Shrine Auxiliary, and volunteered over three thousand hours at Lutheran Hospital. Ruth passed away in 1993.
Phil worked for the La Crosse Post Office as a letter carrier for 32 years. He was active in Boy Scouts and as a Shriner. They have four children and all received a good education here in La Crosse. Their daughter Nancy graduated from Western Technical College as an Radiology Technician.



Ruth Chapter 23, Order Eastern Star Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in an associate degree program
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
C. Nontraditional student
D. Average student with potential for success in chosen field


About This Scholarship

The La Crosse Chapter 22, Order of the Eastern Star celebrated its one hundredth anniversary on March 22, 1992. The early years of the Chapter are full of charity and devotion to community service. The Chapter continued to develop a wider variety of community service including the youth groups sponsored by their Order. With an eye to the future, the Chapter voted to establish, in 1992, a scholarship in perpetuity at Western Technical College.
In 1999, the La Crosse Chapter 22 consolidated with Ruth Chapter #23, Order of Eastern Star.



Saki-Cheri Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled in a health occupation associate degree program
B. Program GPA-minimum 3.5
C. Proof of being a dog owner/lover



Scott and Melissa Erdman Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Wood Tech Program at Western Technical College
B. Program GPA: 3.0 or higher
C. First Priority: Student who has served in the military with honorable discharge or active reserves



Shirley Lotze Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student in one of the food service programs
B. Must be enrolled for six or more credits
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of six credits earned in occupational specific courses
D. Program GPA - minimum 2.5
E. First Priority: Nontraditional student


About This Scholarship

Shirley Lotze was a born teacher. She returned to college at a time when it was an exception rather than a rule, to earn her bachelor's degree.
Shirley was an innovative person who was responsible for the development of food service programs at Western Technical College. She provided leadership in curriculum development for the programs on the local and state level. She was dedicated to teaching and demonstrated this by her willingness to help students understand procedures and how to implement them in the workplace. She always emphasized quality and work ethics. She took great pride in seeing graduates become successful in their chosen field.
Shirley loved to travel and see how foods were prepared and served in other parts of the country. In addition to tasting foods, she enjoyed flowers and visiting botanical gardens. She was an ardent gardener and nourished her profession and students with the same care she gave her plants.
Shirley was a lady who had definite goals and a keen sense of humor. She died September 13, 1992.
Shirley's peers, former students, friends, work associates, and family honored her interest in the welfare of students by establishing this memorial scholarship.



Society of Manufacturing Engineering La Crosse 096

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 96
B. Program GPA - minimum 2.0
C. First Priority: Enrolled in an Industrial Technology program at Western for 6 or more credits
D. Second Priority: Enrolled in a program at Western for 6 or more credits



Steve Clark Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must have successfully completed General Anatomy & Physiology and Advance Advanced Anatomy & Physiology classes at Western Technical College with a grade of A in each



TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must have a high school diploma
B. Must be accepted into the Wood Tech Program at Western
C. Must make application for the scholarship/internship/apprenticeship program on or before the starting date of the Wood Tech Program



TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor-Frank Kistler Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Wood Tech program
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
C. First Priority: a student with a parent that is a member of a trade union


About This Scholarship

Frank Kistler, TCI's Director of Field Operations, along with a developer from Missouri, perished together on Tuesday, November 29, 1994 in a tragic plane explosion. They were en-route from La Crosse, Wisconsin, to a construction site in Kalispell, Montana, where TCI was building a new Wal-Mart.
The impact of Frank's loss on the business and civic communities he served with heart, soul, and might could never be measured. It is impossible to replace Frank Kistler. The only thing that can be done is to practice what Frank taught us. The means and methods of construction Frank shared with his superintendents and the standards of excellence he brought to the field will continue through the disciples who looked to him as a role model, farsighted problem solver, mentor and friend.
To insure Frank's techniques live on, TCI and Frank's family have set up this scholarship in his memory. Frank wanted young people to know about the promising future, which could be found in this industry. Through a construction related scholarship, we hope to make one of his wishes come true.



Ted Kothe Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student enrolled in the Business Education Division at Western Technical College
B. Program GPA- minimum GPA 2.0
C. First priority will be given to a student from La Crosse County



Toby Hendrickson

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the following graphic arts programs:Graphic Design or Visual Communications
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Toby Hendrickson joined the Western Technical College staff as graphics instructor and department head in 1969 and served as chairperson of the Graphics Division from 1977 until his death on August 21, 1986.
Toby was one of those rare persons who placed education and students above everything else. He organized the first Western Technical College student chapter of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) in 1974 and recruited volunteer faculty advisors from the industrial departments to assist him in this endeavor. Through his leadership, many students participated and won awards in state and national competitions.
Toby was also very active in the community. He organized the Hiawatha Valley Printing House Craftsmen's Guild Chapter in the La Crosse-Winona Region in 1970, and was instrumental in revitalizing and reorganizing the La Crosse Advertising Club in the 1984-85 school year.
The Madison Chapter of Printing House Craftsmen named him man of the year in Wisconsin Graphic Arts in 1970, and the La Crosse Advertising Club gave his name to their annual club scholarship.
Scholarships for Western Technical College students were especially meaningful to Toby and personally supported by him. Western Technical College staff and students, friends, admirers, and family endowed a scholarship in his memory.



Tomah Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a resident of the city of Tomah
B. Must be enrolled in an associate degree program offered by the college
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
D. Program GPA-minimum of 2.5



Vernon Memorial Health Care Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full or part-time in a Western Technical College Human Service Program - Health service area
B. Must live within a 20 mile radius of Viroqua
C. Must have completed a minimum of 12 credits
D. Preference for one scholarship award will be given to an employee of the Vernon Memorial Healthcare



Wakeen Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits at Western Technical College
B. Must have financial need



WalzCraft Industries Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student of a parent or grandparent that is currently employed by WalzCraft Industries, La Crosse, WI
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses that is related to any job offered within WalzCraft Industries Corporate Structure, such as, but not limited to Wood Tech, Supervisory Management, Accounting, Auto Cad, etc.
C. Program GPA – minimum 3.0


About This Scholarship

WalzCraft Industries, Inc. was founded in 1982 to fulfill the tremendous demands of leading Custom Cabinetmakers, Cabinet Refacers and Furniture Manufactures for precision made, quality wood products. WalzCraft is known for its Old-World Tradition of craftsmanship and pride which is evident in every cabinet component manufactured within its exclusive custom - designed manufacturing facility located in La Crosse, WI.



Wanda Hanson Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Medical Assistant Program
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses.



WCCU/Larry Anderson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a member of the Westby Co-op Credit Union
B. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in a Business program at Western
C. Must have financial need



Weihrouch Agribusiness Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. First Priority – New Student
B. Second Priority – Continuing Student
C. Planning to enroll or be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Agribusiness and Science Technology Program
D. Must have financial need
E. Program GPA – minimum 2.0


About This Scholarship

Walter Weihrouch firmly believed in education all of his life. He became an instructor in agriculture after graduation from college. He retired as chairman of the Agriculture Division at Western Technical Collge after 14 years of service.. He served from 1968-1970 as a member of the Board of the Western Wisconsin Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District prior to his employment at Western Technical College.



Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in the Finance Program at Western Technical College, with an interest in Banking
B. Program GPA - minimum 3.0
C. First Priority - Must have financial need



Wenzel "Blackie" Stanek

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses


About This Scholarship

Wenzel Stanek retired from Western Technical College on August 31, 1985, as building maintenance supervisor after 15 years of faithfulness, loyalty, and dedicated service to the students, staff, and Board.
Wenzel, known as "Blackie" to the staff and students, devoted many hours to ensure that the district's facilities were maintained in an efficient manner. Whenever there was a problem, one could depend on "Blackie" to solve the problem in an efficient and pleasant manner. He took pride in the performance of his duties.
Blackie died on September 25, 1986. Because of his sincere interest in students, Western Technical College staff, family, and friends endowed a scholarship in his name.



West Central District WPTA Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second year student enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program
B. Must be a student member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)



Western Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Recipient must be a currently enrolled student in a technical diploma or associate degree program, taking six or more credits.
B. Recipient must be a graduate of a Western technical diploma or associate degree program.
C. GPA 2.0 or higher



Western AP Text Fund

Scholarship Criteria

Referred by Instructor



Western Automotive Staff Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a student enrolled in the Automotive Technician Program at Western Technical College
B. Must have completed the first year of the Automotive Technician Program and enrolled for 12 or more credits in the second year
C. Program GPA 2.5 or higher
D. Must have financial need



Western District Board Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled or plan to enroll full- or part-time in a program at Western
B. Must have financial need
C. Program GPA 2.5



Western Employee Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses.


About This Scholarship

The staff of Western Technical College established the WTC Employees Endowed Scholarship in 1986 in memory and in honor of staff members who dedicated their services to the well being of students. Names of staff are recorded on a Foundation plaque.



Western Federation of Employees Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a member or immediate family member of any union
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
D. Must be registered for a minimum of six credits



Western Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a high school senior
B. Must be attending the summer semester for six or more credits
C. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits for the fall semester at Western



Western Welding

Scholarship Criteria

A. Applicant must have completed or will complete a second semester of welding, or an articulated welding course (Tech-Prep Welding)
B. Prior to enrolling at Western, applicant must possess a high school diploma/GED
C. Must have financial need (attach a copy of your financial aid form, available from the Guidance Counselor's Office)
D. Based on a 4.0 GPA scale, applicant must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
E. Must be accepted into the Western Welding program
F. Applicant must complete the (AWS) American Welding Society Scholarship Application(When submitting for the Western Welding Scholarship, include a copy of the AWS Scholarship Form)
G. Recommendation from shop instructor



Western WI Food Dealers/R. Shreirer Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second year student enrolled in:
First Priority: Food Marketing Program
Second Priority: Associate degree program in Business
B. Must have completed all first year occupational specific courses
C. Must be registered for a minimum of six credits


About This Scholarship

Bob Schreier was in the grocery business from 1935 to 1975 and managed La Crosse Wholesale for two years. He has been a very involved member of the Western Wisconsin Food Dealers Association since 1936. He was president of the association from 1952 to 1954 and served on the Board for eight years. Mr. Schreier had served as the local secretary for 36 years.
The Board of Directors of the Western Wisconsin Food Dealers Association voted to assist students who are enrolled in the second year of the Food Marketing Program at Western Technical College; therefore, the Robert H. Schreier / Western Wisconsin Food Dealers Association Scholarship was established. Bob died April 8, 1993.



Wieser Brothers General Contractor Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time in the Wood Tech Program
B. Mandatory class attendance by applicant with no unexcused absentees
C. Program GPA - minimum 3.0


About This Scholarship

For the Wieser brothers, it only seems right that they give back to the institution that helped them get started. That’s why when the Foundation put out the plea for scholarship donations, the brothers came through and established an endowed scholarship to help future students in the Wood Tech program.
For Jeff ('83) and Brian ('86), both graduates of Western’s Wood Tech program and La Crescent, Minn. Natives, the decision to establish a scholarship was easy. As owners of Wieser Brothers General Contractor, Inc., they see the value that grads of the Wood Tech program bring to their business. “Graduates of that program just seem to have a better start,” says Jeff. Approximately 80-90 percent of their carpenters are grads. They hire on average two to three of our graduates each year, and most of them go on to become superintendents at Wieser Brothers. And three of their project managers are from the Western Wood Tech program.
But aside from the benefit they see as a business, there’s a personal reason too. “We’re just such firm believers in what the college does,” says Jeff. Brian continues, “We want to give back to the college what they gave us.” They both believe Western gave them the base they needed to help achieve their goals. After graduating from the Wood Tech program, both started as apprentice carpenters, graduated to journeyman carpenters and then became job superintendents before starting Wieser Brothers in 1994.
“When I was there, I remember people who couldn’t afford a lot of things,” says Jeff. “We believe in giving everyone a chance for an education so they can reach their own dreams.” And thanks to their scholarship, students in the Wood Tech program will now have that chance.



William and Elizabeth Brendel Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student, enrolled in an Industrial Technology Program at Western Technical College
B. Must be involved in community or college activities; Good standing in their program.



William and Louise Bruring Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time in the Visual Communications or Administrative Assistant Program
B. Must have completed one semester - minimum of twelve credits earned, which six must be in occupational specific courses



William C. Gaumer Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or enrolled for 12 or more credits in a health occupations program
B. Must have financial need
C. First Priority: must have previous training or is currently training in EMS


About This Scholarship

Bill started at Western Technical College in 1974 as the program head in the Emergency Medical Technician Program. He was a dedicated and well-respected instructor at Western Technical College for 21 years. Bill believed in what he taught in EMS. Not only did he teach EMS, but he also lived it. When he wasn't teaching, he worked as a RN-EMT for Tri-State Ambulance and as a RN in the emergency room at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. He always tried to instill in his students that to be able to touch a life in helping someone was a great gift to give. Bill has touched many lives and that will continue through his students that he grew to know as his friends.
This scholarship was endowed by his wife, Shari, his family, students, friends, and co-workers at Western Technical College.



William Campbell Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in one of the college programs and demonstrate potential for success
B. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
C. Must have financial need
D. Verification of good personal qualities and citizenship
E. Program GPA not to exceed 1.90


About This Scholarship

William Campbell, better known as "Bill," joined the staff at Coleman Technical Institute, now Western Technical College, in 1965 as administrator of Student Personnel Services. He retired on July 31, 1984.
Bill gave unselfishly of his time and talents for the welfare of students. He devoted many hours above and beyond those normally required in service to students, staff, and to the Board. His knowledge, skill, dedication, and ability as administrator of Student Services was a primary reason for many of the accomplishments of Western Technical College and served as a source of inspiration to his co-workers. Bill died on April 14, 1986.
Bill's family, Western Technical College staff, and friends established an endowed scholarship.



William R. Kroner Memorial

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 2 or more credits at Western Technical College in Electrician Apprenticeship Training
B. Must be a second, third or fourth year apprentice
C. Program GPA – 2.5


About This Scholarship

William "Bill" Kroner was a first year electrical apprentice when he died tragically in a motor vehicle accident while returning from classes in Chippewa Falls at the age of 24. Bill made a lasting impression on all those he met and contributed greatly to the electrical field during his employment as an apprentice with Stokes Electric.
Because of his enthusiasm in the electrical trade, and his vibrancy in life, this endowed scholarship has been established in his name by his parents, Kurt and Jean Kroner, and his employer, Stokes Electric of La Crosse-David and Mary Jo Stokes.



William Welch, Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in an Associate Degree Electronics Program or Diploma Electronic Servicing Program
B. Female student preferred
C. Must have successfully completed all first-year occupational specific courses.


About This Scholarship

William G. "Bill" Welch, Sr. came to the La Crosse Vocational School in 1960 while he was still employed by Southern Minnesota Supply Company to start an evening program in electronics. In 1961 he was employed by the school full-time to organize and start a two-year Electronics program. Bill used his 22 years of education, military and business experience as the major resource to initiate this successful program. This program was one of the first programs to be offered as an associate degree program at the school.
Bill taught Electronics for nine years before he became chairman of the Trade and Industry division. He continued to teach one course each year. Many vocational and associate degree programs were developed, under his guidance, for the Industrial Division.
Bill was instrumental in doing the research necessary to develop the Biomedical Electronics program, the first in Wisconsin and one of the early programs in the United States. He was very active in state and national organizations that promoted technical education. He was also active in the promotion and development of training programs for area industries.
Bill retired as Dean of Technology at Western Technical College in June of 1986. His son, William Jr., continues to teach in the Electronics programs at Western Technical College.



Wing/Schaefer Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time in the Wood Tech program
B. Must have completed one semester - minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses
C. Program GPA - minimum 3.0



Winga Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student enrolled at Western in the Respiratory Therapist Program
B. Program GPA - minimum of 2.5



Winona Heating and Ventilating Co Inc Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technician program at Western Technical College
B. Must have completed one semester of Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technician program
C. Must be a resident of Western Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota or Northeast Iowa - 100 mile radius of La Crosse, Winona, Decorah and Rochester
D. Program GPA 3.0 or higher



Wisconsin Amusement & Music Operators Association (WAMO) Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or enrolled for six or more credits at a Wisconsin Technical College.
B. Must have a recommendation from a WAMO member


About This Scholarship

Organized as Wisconsin Music Merchants Association (WMMA) over 50 years ago, Wisconsin Amusement and Music Operators (WAMO), enjoys the nationwide reputation as one of the largest, strongest and most active state associations serving the coin-op amusement industry.
WAMO's record membership of over 125 is comprised of the best the industry has to offer. By doubling membership in the last decade and by confronting the major legal and legislative issues of most concern to the industry, WAMO has clearly legitimized its professionalism.
Time and again, WAMO has pulled the industry together to enhance the marketplace, expand opportunities such as the legalization of crane games and the sponsorship of one of the largest electronic dart tournaments in the nation. WAMO also offers information and training that has unquestionably improved the business knowledge and profitability of each member firm.
WAMO persists in its legislative efforts for fairness in the marketplace. In ongoing deliberations concerning various issues involving gambling, WAMO has become not merely a spectator, but an active, respected participant.



Wisconsin Crop Production Association Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Must be enrolled in agribusiness program



Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. A preference will be given to students with a background in cranberry growing; students who have worked on a marsh or have parents who are employed at a marsh
B. Must be enrolled for 12 or more credits
C. Must have completed one semester-minimum of 12 credits earned, six of which must be in occupational specific courses.
D. Program GPA-minimum 2.0


About This Scholarship

The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association was founded in 1887 to provide educational programs for cranberry growers and to advance the interests of cranberry farming in Wisconsin. Today the organization continues its education and advocacy mission on behalf of the state's largest fruit crop. Because of its mission, the WSCGA strongly supports education at all levels including post secondary programs such as those provided through technical colleges in the state.
Since 1991, the association has endowed scholarship funds for students at UW Madison, UW Stevens Point, and those attending Wisconsin's Technical Colleges. Funds for the endowments are raised through an annual golf outing and sporting clay shoot. In 1997 and 1998 all proceeds from the two events were used to establish and enhance the fund at the WWTC Foundation.
The scholarships are awarded to students studying in an area related to cranberry production. The objective of the scholarship is to develop trained individuals who may seek a successful career in a field related to cranberry production.



Wood Family Endowed Scholarship


Wood Technics Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a full-time student in the Wood Tech program
B. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0



XCEL Energy Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be accepted or enrolled for 12 or more credits in a diploma or associate degree program at Western
B. Must have financial need