Health & Public Safety Scholarships

Health & Public Safety Scholarships


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.



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.



Blanke Family Nursing Scholarship


Byom/Mayfield CLT Faculty Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

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



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



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.



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.



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



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



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.



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."



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.



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



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.



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.



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



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.



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



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 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 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



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.



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 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 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



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.



Louis H. Wacker Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

FT/PT Nursing 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.



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.



Monna Thompson Endowed Schoarship

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.



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.



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.



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



Physical Therapist Assistant Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

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



Rick Snell Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be enrolled full-time in the Respiratory Therapist Program at Western Technical College
B. Must be a non-traditional student.



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.



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



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



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



Wanda Hanson

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.



William C. Gaumer

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.



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



Wisconsin Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Scholarship (WISET)

Scholarship Criteria

A. Must be a second-year student enrolled for six or more credits in the Electroneurodiagnostic Technician program and registered for the last semester of the program
B. Must be a member of WISET
C. Program GPA-minimum 2.5