Scholarships are an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid. The information below lists scholarships available to student at Southwest Tech and are listed by areas of interest. The general scholarship application is used for all scholarships listed.

Click on a scholarship below to learn more about them.

  • General Scholarships
  • Al Propst Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in honor of Al Propst by family and friends for a student enrolled in Disability Services at Southwest Tech.

    All About Our Students Fund

    This scholarship was established by members of the Fiscal Services department during the Southwest Tech Employee Campaign in the Fall 2018. This team believes in giving back to the college to help students change their lives and complete their educational goals. Many employees in the Fiscal Services department are alumni and know first-hand how a Southwest Tech degree can set a person up for career success. Recipients shall be enrolled part or full-time with a child enrolled at the Southwest Tech Daycare.

    Arden Cornell Memorial Scholarship

    The family of Arden Cornell established a memorial scholarship to further the education of students enrolled at Southwest Tech. The scholarship was originally established for the meat processing program, something that was Arden’s lifelong hobby. The Arden Cornell Memorial Scholarship is now a general scholarship open to any qualifying student. Student may have financial need.

    Bill Wolfe Memorial Writing Scholarship

    This scholarship was originally established by three Southwest Tech co-workers of Bill Wolfe. For 20 years, first as a communications instructor and then as division chair, Bill Wolfe shared his love of language with students and staff at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. His interest in writing went beyond the classroom—he advised the newspaper staff, he encouraged students in their personal writing efforts outside of class, and he himself wrote for publications as well as personal satisfaction until his death in August 1991. To remember him and to promote the ideals for which he stood, Bill’s co-workers allocated funds to be used for a writing contest, one of Bill’s dreams. Those who established the contest ground rules included Gretchen Wolfe, Bill’s daughter, who at the time taught English at Elkhorn High School, Elkhorn, Wisconsin; and selected Southwest Wisconsin Technical College staff members. The recipient shall be graded on the scholarship application questions and be a continuing student with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

    Bloyer/Fifrick Family Scholarship

    The Bloyer/Fifrick Family Scholarship was established by Emery and Elaine Bloyer and Mark and Heather Fifrick. Elaine, Southwest Tech retiree, and Heather, Career Services Manager, dedicated their careers to helping students find success at Southwest Tech. This scholarship is open to any full-time student.

    Brooks C. Ott Memorial Endowment Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Brooks Ott, who taught communications courses at the College for 25 years before retiring in 1993. This scholarship will be awarded to students who have completed 24 credits at the college with a 2.5 GPA enrolled in an associates degree program.

    Catfish Bob’s Fish Market Gas Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Connie and Bob Haberkorn to allow students to focus on their education and not have to worry about gas money. Connie attended college as an adult and found gas to be an extra burden as she was already driving to work daily. Recipient shall show financial need, live 15 minutes or more from campus and be commuting daily, and have a 2.5 GPA.

    Charger Scholarship

    Created and supported by donors to help with recruiting students to Southwest Tech.

    Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

    The Displaced Homemaker Scholarship is awarded to a student who is forced to become the household income provider as the result of a death, divorce, or unemployment of his/her spouse and enrolled full-time.

    Foster Hope Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Connie Larson, retired Southwest Tech Student Services Counselor and current Southwest Tech Foundation Board Member. Connie believes in helping foster care students to think about post-secondary school and wants to serve a student from that care system. Recipient can be up to five years of foster care.

    Fred & Cleo Parker Endowed Scholarship

    The Fred & Cleo Parker Endowed Scholarship was established through the estate of Cleo Parker. Fred and Cleo were from Grant County and were involved in several civil and county organizations. The scholarship is open to any full-time student.

    Gary L. Jessen Memorial Scholarship

    The Gary L. Jessen Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 by his sister, Karen, to honor and remember Gary, a long-time employee of Southwest Tech. Gary was a Computer-Programmer/Analyst for 25 years, retiring in 2009. Gary enjoyed hunting, motorcycles, watching movies, and reading books. He enjoyed watching the Badgers, Packers and listening to local sports on the radio. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is attending full-time with financial hardship.

    GED/HSED Scholarship

    The GED/HSED Scholarship was established through generous donations to honor Sandy Stender for her 20 years of employment and dedication to Southwest Tech. Recipients of this scholarship must be attending full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Harvey and Kathleen Bastian Scholarship

    Harvey and Kathleen Bastian, residents of southwest Wisconsin, have long been involved in furthering the education of students enrolled at Southwest Tech. Harvey served on the Southwest Tech Foundation Board of Directors for a number of years, and Kathleen was an instructor in the Basic Education Outreach Center in Richland Center. Both are dedicated to the progress of the communities across southwest Wisconsin. In the words of Harvey Bastian: “Kathy and I have been very fortunate to obtain a high school education and degrees from the University of Wisconsin Platteville. We have both benefitted from the doors opened and career opportunities a higher education can provide. We also have had the opportunity to be directly involved with SWTC and very much appreciate the quality of education provided and the positive impact the institution provides to the residents and businesses of Southwest Wisconsin.” Student recipients shall be non-traditional and have financial need.

    Heitzer Scholarship in Memory of Donald and Marjorie Heitzer

    Murray Heitzer, retired Math/Science instructor at Southwest Tech, established this scholarship in memory of his parents, Donald and Marjorie Heitzer. This scholarship is open to a veteran that is enrolled full-time.

    J. Bruce Bradley Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Louise Bradley in honor of J. Bruce Bradley. Bruce Bradley has been involved with education for more than 50 years. He began as a math teacher before moving on to school administration and supervision. While superintendent of schools, he began serving on the Southwest Tech District Board. He continued in that capacity 21 years, including serving as the president for 2 two year terms. Upon retiring from the board, Bruce continued his service to the college on the Southwest Tech Foundation Board, including one term as president. He continued to serve because he felt that Southwest Tech provides the area with well-trained employees who continue on to become leaders. The recipient shall be a 2nd year student in a two year program showing determination to complete the program, attending full or part-time with financial need.

    James and Grace Thiele Scholarship

    Patrick Thiele established this scholarship in 2018 in honor of his parents, James and Grace Thiele. Patrick graduated from Boscobel High School in 1968 and maintains strong ties with the community. He is a philanthropic supporter of higher education and southwest Wisconsin. James and Grace lived and worked in Boscobel. James owned and operated the Blaine Theater, and Grace taught at Boscobel Elementary School for 22 years. James and Grace were active in their community. James served on the Rescue Squad for 21 years as well as serving as President and Secretary and was a member of the Unique Coffee Club. He organized and ran the Santa Claus Day for 54 years. Grace was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church, participated in many church organizations and enjoyed her time as a Sunday school teacher. James passed away in 2008, and Grace died in 2011. The recipient must have completed at least 30 credits and show financial need or have 3.5 GPA.

    John N. & Katherine H. Kramer Scholarship

    John “Nick” Kramer was a driving force behind establishing Southwest Tech in Fennimore. He also served as Chairman of the District Board. Katherine “Kay” Kramer was very active in the community and served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors in the late 1990s. This is a general scholarship benefiting any student enrolled at Southwest Tech attending full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Marion Howery Memorial Scholarship

    The endowment scholarship was established in memory of Marion Howery to memorialize her life, to honor her public service, and to express her enduring concern for the education and well-being of young people. Mrs. Howery took pride in serving on the District Board and strongly believed in the value of education. Eligible students must be enrolled in six credits and have either earned a GED/HSED or have received Basic Education through the college.

    Miller Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Steve and Holly Miller. Holly served as the Dean of Students at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, and Steve is a graduate from the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Welding Program. He started college as an adult learner and the Millers recognize the courage and sacrifices made by adult learners to restart their lives by getting an education. The recipient shall be 24 years and older with preference to a student in the Welding Program.

    Mound City Bank Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Mound City Bank to provide financial assistance to a student attending Southwest Tech. The recipient must be a full-time student with a 2.5 GPA.

    Online Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Southwest Tech Innovative and Alternative Learning staff to support students who are enrolled in a 100% Southwest Tech online program. The recipient shall be enrolled full or part-time with the online classes, be in their 1st or 2nd year of their program, and show financial need.

    Phi-Theta-Kappa Scholarship

    Established by Joan Senn, retired Vice President of Learning at Southwest Tech, this scholarship is awarded to a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society with a 3.0 GPA.

    Ronald and Ruth Anderson Leadership Scholarship

    Ronald and Ruth Anderson established a scholarship in 1989 to encourage leadership development in students attending Southwest Tech. Ronald served as Southwest Tech’s District Director for 19 years. The scholarship is awarded to the student serving as president of the Student Senate.

    Scholarship for Child Care

    The Scholarship for Child Care was established in 1999 for full-time students who have child care expenses and financial need. Recipients must have children enrolled in Southwest Tech’s Child Care Center or be paying child care to a licensed or certified day care provider who is not a family member.

    Single Parent Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Connie Larson, retired advisor for Southwest Tech, to support single parents 30 yrs and older with financial need striving to receive higher education.

    Southwest Tech District Community-Civic Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Southwest Tech Little Free Library committee by using the remaining balance in the SWTC Little Free Library fund. The Little Free Library project evolved from a group of Southwest Tech staff members who were passionate about education, building a sense of community and nurturing the mind, body and spirit within the Southwest Tech family. The goal was to have 50 Little Free Libraries installed within the Southwest Tech district by fall 2017 to celebrate in conjunction with Southwest Tech’s 50th Anniversary. The scholarship recipient shall be involved in numerous community and/or civic organizations within their community, live in the Southwest Tech District, and can be full or part-time students.

    Southwest Tech Foundation Scholarship

    The Southwest Tech Foundation Scholarships are funded by general foundation revenue and are open to any student. Special situations, unusual circumstances, financial need, and academic achievement will be considered.

    Suzann (Sue) Lewison Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Suzann Lewison to support first generation students who seek academic support and/or financial support. Sue retired from Southwest Tech after serving as a Business Instructor from 1977 through 2002.

    Trap Shooting Club Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Southwest Tech Trap Shooting Club Coaches, Matt Schneider and Dan Imhoff, to support the trap shooting club in its activities as approved by the club advisors and/or to award scholarships to trap shooting club members. Recipient shall be a member of the Southwest Tech Trap Shooting Club and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits.

    TRICOR Scholarship Scholarship

    TRICOR is a leading provider of insurance, employee benefits, safety and risk management serving over 5,000 businesses and 20,000 individuals with offices in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and throughout the United States. They also offer a full range of financial planning services and retirement planning. TRICOR Insurance has supported the Southwest Tech Foundation throughout many of its endeavors. TRICOR provides scholarships for first and second year students.

    Veteran's Scholarship

    Established in 2005, this scholarship will be awarded to a veteran who is attending Southwest Tech. Eligible persons must have served in conflict, must have an Honorable Discharge, and be enrolled in a program at Southwest Tech.

    Wood Family Student Diversity Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Jason and Kathryn Wood. Dr. Wood joined Southwest Tech as its sixth President on July 1, 2015. Jason and Kathryn are the proud parents of six beautiful daughters with diverse talents, interests, and personalities. As a family, the Woods enjoy vacationing together, visiting family, and exploring new places around the country. The recipient shall be from racially or ethnically diverse families.

  • Business, Management & Gen Studies
  • Accounting Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Garry Kirk, an Accounting Instructor, and is supported by faculty, staff, alumni and friends to provide assistance to Accounting students with financial need.

    All About Our Students Fund

    This scholarship was established by members of the Fiscal Services department during the Southwest Tech Employee Campaign in the Fall 2018. This team believes in giving back to the college to help students change their lives and complete their educational goals. Many employees in the Fiscal Services department are alumni and know first-hand how a Southwest Tech degree can set a person up for career success. Recipients shall be enrolled part or full-time with a child enrolled at the Southwest Tech Daycare.

    American Bank & Trust Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by American Bank & Trust to provide financial assistance to students from communities (Cuba City, Fennimore, Lancaster, Platteville, Southwestern), American Bank & Trust serves with preference to students enrolled full-time in a business, finance or ag program. Students must be attending directly from high school.

    Big & Marion Lourie Family Scholarship

    Richard & Nancy Piehl and Sheila Jameson established this scholarship to honor Big & Marion Lourie, who strongly believed in technical education. Big and Marion were residents of the Gays Mills area and were well known for their ownership of Turfan II, a locally celebrated nature preserve they developed. First preference to those applicants that reside in or have graduated from the North Crawford School District. Second preference given to students enrolled in Agribusiness Science & Technology, Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician, Farm Operations & Management - Dairy or Dairy Technician, Farm Business & Production Management, or Golf Course Management Programs with a  2.5 GPA and taking 6 credits or more.

    Bill Carlin Memorial Scholarship

    The Bill Carlin Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Bill Carlin. Bill was a lifelong resident of southwest Wisconsin and a graduate of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Bill was also a member of the college’s District Board. He was a strong advocate of the students, staff, and local employers. Recipient must be enrolled in the Information Technology program with a 3.5 GPA with preference given to a non-traditional student defined as being at least 25 years old and returning to school from the work force or family and/or parenting activities. Also, preference given to a student active in Student Government.

    Business Scholarship

    The Business Scholarship was established through donations from faculty and staff supporting students enrolled in Accounting, Business Management, Leadership Development, or Supply Chain Management programs. Recipient must be enrolled full-time, have financial need, and must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

    Colleen Copus Memorial Scholarship

    The Colleen Copus Memorial Scholarship was established to aid a student enrolled in an Information Technology program. Colleen graduated from the IT-Programmer/Analyst program in 1988. She was a great friend and an inspiration to all those whose lives she touched.

    Cosmetology Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship was initially started by alumnus Mindy Johnson with the support of cosmetology instructors Barb McCormick and Cynde Frohne in 2010. Since its establishment, many alumni, industry partners and the Cosmetology Student Club have contributed to the fund in order for it to reach the endowment level. The $10,000 endowment level was reached in Fall 2017. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Cosmetology program, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, while demonstrating leadership skills. Preference will be given to a student showing financial need.

    Cosmetology Scholarship

    This scholarship was created by Cosmetology Instructors Barb McCormick and Cindy Frohne to support students who have completed one semester in the Cosmetology program with full-time status and 3.0 GPA.

    Culinary Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by program instructors, Karen Bast and Jeff Dombeck, with funding from gratuities received at culinary lunches and gifts from alumni and friends to either support students in their third year of either Culinary Arts or Culinary Management, after already completing a Culinary Program, or to new students. A 2.5 GPA is required with financial need. Preference given to a full-time student.

    Don and Mary Loy Schwer Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Donald and Mary Loy Schwer of Fennimore, WI. Mary graduated from Southwest Tech’s Nursing Aid and Business Programs. Mary then went on to own and operate a store in Montfort, WI. To get started in her business, Mary accepted a loan from her father which she and Donald paid back to him over time. Mary’s father put the money aside in a separate bank account and never touched it. It is with these funds that Donald and Mary establish this scholarship. Mary strongly believes that the success of her store was due to the classes she took at Southwest Tech and because of the kind, caring staff of the college that helped her at the store. Recipient shall be enrolled in a Nursing or Business program.

    Finding Your Way Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Kyle Ebel, a 2013 Southwest Tech Business Management graduate, who believes in supporting and helping students further their career by completing a Southwest Tech Business program. He hopes that future students will gain the necessary skills to become successful business leaders, helping to make a difference in our communities. Preference given to student majoring in Business Management, with secondary preference given to a student enrolled in Leadership Development; Supply Chain Management; or Supply Chain Assistant. Preference given to a graduate of Dodgeville High School. Must be first generation student, full-time, 2.5 GPA, and show financial need.

    Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin Scholarship

    The mission of the Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW) is to provide education and advocacy on behalf of its members and to promote golf throughout the state of Wisconsin. The GCOW, established as a non-profit association in 1984, is a member of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). This scholarship was established by Wisconsin Golf Course Owners to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in the Golf Course Management Program.

    Grant and Iowa County Tavern League Scholarship

    The Grant and Iowa County Tavern League Scholarship will be provided to Culinary Management or Golf Course Management program students in their 2nd year with preference to a Tavern League Member. Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to a student from Grant, Iowa, or Richland County or a resident of Shullsburg, Benton, Darlington, or Blue Mounds.

    Graphic and Web Design Scholarship

    Katie Anderson, Graphic and Web Design Instructor, established a scholarship for students enrolled in the Graphic and Web Design Program in their 2nd year attending full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Greg (Gregor) Gorman Memorial Scholarship

    The Gorman family has been long time supporters of the Southwest Tech Foundation. This scholarship is being presented in memory of Greg Gorman. The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled in Culinary Program with preference to a resident of Crawford County. Second preference is given to a Grant County Resident.

    Hartung Brothers, Inc. Scholarship

    This scholarship was started to address the desire of Hartung Brothers, Inc., as an employer, to provide financial help to worthy students who want to further their education in an Agriculture-related career that is also career related to the needs of Hartung Brothers Inc., and the agriculture industry. Recipients shall be enrolled in the Supply Chain Management, Agribusiness Science & Technology or Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician Programs with preference given to a student with financial need and agriculture industry career goals “off of the farm”.

    Heartland Credit Union Scholarship

    The Heartland Credit Union Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a Business Program. Recipients must also be attending full-time with a 3.0 GPA.

    Human Services Scholarship

    The Human Services Scholarship was established by Becky Fernette, former Human Services Associate Instructor at Southwest Tech. Becky’s dedication to the Human Services program is exhibited through her support of the students and their educations. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Human Services Associate program attending full-time and enrolled in at least one 520 course with a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants who are first generation college students and demonstrate financial need.

    John and Sandy Richter Scholarship

    John and Sandra Richter were members and supporters of the Wauzeka-Steuben community for many years. Their four children Cynde Richter Larsen, Jackie Richter Harvey, Tammie Richter Mara, and John Richter are grateful beneficiaries of the educations provided them by the exceptional teachers and staff of the Wauzeka-Steuben School District. Recipient shall be enrolled in one of the following programs: Cancer Information Management; Criminal Justice Studies; Human Services Associate; Midwifery; or Nursing (Associate Degree) with preference given to Wauzeka-Steuben High School then Boscobel High School then other district High School graduates.

    Julie A. Antonson Human Services Associate Program Scholarship

    This endowed scholarship was established by a generous gift from Duane Rizor in memory of Julie A. Antonson, former instructor of Human Services at Southwest Tech, along with other gifts from Julie’s family and friends. Julie died unexpectedly in September 2015. She is lovingly remembered for her kind and generous spirit. She was a champion for marginalized people and a teacher who touched the lives of so many. Her greatest joy came from time with her family where she was the “Keeper of all things Familial.” Recipient must be enrolled in the Human Services Associate Program with priority given to a student in their 2nd year of the program showing financial need.

    Kathy Sincox Memorial Scholarship

    Kathy Sincox graduated from Southwest Tech’s Child Care Program in 1981. She devoted her life to caring for children. Kathleen’s family established this scholarship to aid students enrolled in a Child Care Services Program with a 2.5 GPA.

    Koenecke Memorial Scholarship

    Sybil Koenecke established this scholarship to honor the memory of her husband. Howard Koenecke was instrumental in establishing Southwest Tech, then known as Southwest Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District. The scholarship supports student in a Business program enrolled full time with preference for financial need, leadership and academic achievement.

    Lory Fordney Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Southwest Tech employee Marnie Easler to honor the memory of her aunt, Lory Fordney. Lory graduated from Fennimore High School in 1971. After graduation, she attended cosmetology school. Lori had an amazing talent in hair coloring and styling and worked as a beautician for many years. Lory’s creativity was evident in everything she did including her vibrant make-up, unique hairstyles and in her colorful craft projects. This scholarship is established to assist students in achieving their creative dreams. Recipient shall be enrolled in Cosmetology, with financial need and 2.8 GPA. Preference is given to Fennimore High School graduates.

    Loy Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Loy Family. Many members of the family are proud to have attended Southwest Tech and want to assist others to have the same opportunity. A scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in an Information Technology Program who has financial need and is from a Southwest Tech district county.

    Midwest Builders, Inc. in Memory of Barbara Rands Scholarship

    The family of Barbara Rands established this scholarship to honor her years of service as an instructor in the Child Care Programs at Southwest Tech. Before joining Southwest Tech Barb was a kindergarten teacher at Edgerton, Boscobel, and Fennimore Schools. The recipient must be enrolled in either the Child Care Services or Early Childhood Education program. Preference given to a Fennimore resident first, then Grant County resident, then Wisconsin resident. Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA.

    Morris Newspaper Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Morris Newspaper Corporation of Wisconsin, to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in the Graphic and Web Design program. Recipient must be a full-time student enrolled in the second year of the program. Recipient must also be a resident of either Grant, Lafayette, Crawford, Iowa, or Richland County.

    Sigwarth Family, Country Kitchen & Dairy Queen Endowed Scholarship

    The Tom and Renee Sigwarth Family and their businesses Country Kitchen and Dairy Queen of Platteville are supporters of technical education and wish to support a student enrolled at Southwest Tech in either a Culinary Program or the Graphic & Web Design Program.

    Southwest Accounting Team (SWAT) Scholarship

    The SWAT Scholarship was established by accounting instructors at Southwest Tech. SWAT is a college organization that stands for Southwest Accounting Team, and this scholarship is awarded to an active team member.

    Stan Hollmann Memorial Scholarship

    Bev Loy established this scholarship to honor the memory of her husband Stan. Stan was a pillar of the Southwest Tech family, having worked at the college for more than 38 years. Stan positively impacted the lives of hundreds of college staff and tens of thousands of Southwest Tech students and alumni. The scholarship supports students enrolled in a business program.

    Todd Patrick Scott "Big Bertha" Scholarship

    Tiffany Anderson, sister to Todd Patrick Scott, a golf course management nontraditional student who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 22, 2014 near his home in Waterville, Iowa created this scholarship in memory of him. Recipient of 1st scholarship shall be enrolled in the Golf Course Management Program in their first year. Recipient of 2nd scholarship will be in enrolled in the Golf Course Management Program in their 2nd year.

    Tri County Human Resources Association (TCHRA) Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by TCHRA to provide financial assistance to a student who is enrolled in a Business, Management, & Administration program at Southwest Tech.

    Wendy K. Garrity Memorial Scholarship Scholarship

    The Wendy K. Garrity Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Wendy Garrity to honor her memory and gifts she bestowed on others. Throughout her life, Wendy was an advocate for children, especially those with special needs. Wendy had also worked for the Prairie du Chien and Cassville School Districts as a guidance counselor. Among all her many activities, she also helped her husband Michael run their family business, Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien. The intent of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to others who would also be giving of their time and talent to help positively impact the lives of children. Recipients shall be enrolled in the Child Care Services or Early Childhood programs with preference to Crawford County residents, then the remaining 4 counties of Southwest Tech District.

  • Health Ed. & Public Safety
  • Alice & William Pennekamp Endowment Scholarship

    Alice Pennekamp was a career veteran of the United States Army. She served eight years in overseas assignments during WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. Alice also served for a number of years at the United States Pentagon. Upon her retirement, she built her own home in Platteville. The scholarship is named after her and her brother William. Eligible students must be in the Nursing-Associate Degree Program, full-time status with a 2.5 GPA.

    Crossing Rivers Health Scholarship

    The Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center Foundation, through its philanthropic efforts, will support the hospital’s mission, ensuring a lifetime of quality health care to the people of our communities. This scholarship was established to support students in a Health program. Eligible students must be from Crawford County and the extended service area (20 mile radius of Prairie du Chien). Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

    Cuba City Family Dental Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2012 to support students in the Dental Assistant program at Southwest Tech.

    DeLaMater Family Scholarship

    The DeLaMater Scholarship was established to honor Carl DeLaMater, who served in law enforcement for most of his life. Carl was a member of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Richland Center Police Department, and entered retirement while Chief of Police at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. After his retirement, he worked part time for the United States Marshals Service as a Special Deputy. The first scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student (nontraditional student is defined as meeting at least one of the following criteria: a veteran with at least one active duty tour, or being at least 25 years old and returning to school from the work force or family and/or parenting activities) enrolled in the Criminal Justice Studies program who has completed one semester at an accredited university or technical college with a 3.0 GPA.

    Deputy Thomas Reuter Memorial Scholarship

    The instructors and staff of the Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Program established this scholarship in memory of Deputy Thomas Reuter. Deputy Reuter worked for the Grant County Sherriff’s Department and was killed in the line of duty when he stopped to assist a tractor. In honor of his memory and dedication to law enforcement, this scholarship is open to students enrolled in their 2nd year of the Criminal Justice Studies Program who are concurrently enrolled in the Law Enforcement Academy with a 3.0 GPA.

    Diane Schaaf, RN, Memorial Scholarship by Upland Hills Health

    Upland Hills Health established this scholarship in memory of Diane Schaaf who was a nurse at the hospital. Diane cherished her family and was dedicated to nursing. She grew up in southwest Wisconsin and graduated from Boscobel High School in 1985. Diane was a caring and compassionate person. She took those talents and made them into a career as a Registered Nurse. Diane was connected with Southwest Tech throughout her career. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994. Diane was a treasure to the nursing profession and this scholarship is in her honor. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student in the Nursing-Associate Degree Program for a high school graduate from Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Highland, Iowa-Grant, Barneveld, Pecatonica, Mt. Horeb, River Vally, Boscobel, or Darlington, that has completed 24 credits.

    Don and Mary Loy Schwer Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Donald and Mary Loy Schwer of Fennimore, WI. Mary graduated from Southwest Tech’s Nursing Aid and Business Programs. Mary then went on to own and operate a store in Montfort, WI. To get started in her business, Mary accepted a loan from her father which she and Donald paid back to him over time. Mary’s father put the money aside in a separate bank account and never touched it. It is with these funds that Donald and Mary establish this scholarship. Mary strongly believes that the success of her store was due to the classes she took at Southwest Tech and because of the kind, caring staff of the college that helped her at the store. Recipient shall be enrolled in a Nursing or Business program.

    Dorothy Hofstetter Leadership Award Scholarship

    The Dorothy Hofstetter Leadership Scholarship was established by Carol Needham, daughter of Dorothy Hofstetter, and is supported by the Hofstetter family. Carol followed the legacy that Dorothy established by becoming one of the first instructors at Southwest Tech in the nursing area. The Dorothy Hofstetter Leadership Scholarship is presented to a student who demonstrates leadership skills and has excelled in the nursing program attending full-time.

    DuWayne Carlin Memorial Scholarship

    The DuWayne Carlin Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of DuWayne Carlin. DuWayne was a police officer in Boscobel from 1975 to 2000, the last 12 years as assistant chief. He was a member of Back Roads Express Moped Club, John Deere 2 Cylinder Club, life member of Boscobel Sportsman Club, played in Boscobel Pool league for years, and past Grant County Board Member. DuWayne also worked as a part-time electrician with his father. The recipients shall be enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program with preference to a non-traditional student with a 3.5 GPA.

    Edward S. and Christine Gorman Scholarship

    The Edward S. and Christine Gorman Scholarship was established in May of 2000 to provide a scholarship to students who graduated from North Crawford High School, then may be a resident from Crawford County enrolled in either an Agricultural Program or the Nursing (Associate Degree) Program maintaining a 3.0 GPA. A letter from Mr. Gorman’s son, Edward C. Gorman, stated, “My father’s 16-year career and additional involvement with the Foundation was one of his greatest enjoyments as an educator. My father had so many friends and colleagues at Southwest Tech that I would like to thank for being a part of his life.”

    Gary & Mary Davis Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in the name of Gary Davis, who was the health occupations counselor at the time of his death in October 2000. Mary Davis taught in the Academic Success Center for 29 years until her retirement in January 2001. The scholarship supports students who are enrolled in a Health Occupations program, attending full-time, and have financial or personal need.

    Glen E. Cohen Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Jim Reiser established the scholarship in memory of Glen, his friend and partner in life. Glen dedicated his life to helping people through his work in the healthcare industry and by opening his heart and home to those in need. Glen wished for a scholarship to be created to help students in their 2nd year of the Nursing Program residing in Grant County with preference given to a "nontraditional career student" (nontraditional careers are careers in which one gender comprises 25 percent or less of Wisconsin workers in that career) with a 2.5 GPA.

    Good Samaritan-Fennimore Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Good Samaritan Society – Fennimore to support nursing students at Southwest Tech.

    Grant Regional Health Center Foundation Scholarship

    Grant Regional Health Center Foundation has been a great partner with Southwest Tech in healthcare-related opportunities. To receive this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a Health Science Program. They must also be permanent residents or high school graduates of school districts completely or partially located in Grant County, attending full-time, and have a 2.5 GPA. Preference given to Cassville, Fennimore, Lancaster, Potosi, and River Ridge High School graduates.

    Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital & Clinics Scholarship

    Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital & Clinics offers a broad range of services to ensure medical expertise and compassionate care. They established this scholarship to support students enrolled in a Health Science Program from Crawford, Grant and Richland counties with a 3.0 GPA.

    Health, Education and Public Safety Division Scholarship

    Established by donors supporting students in the Health, Education and Public Safety Division at Southwest Tech.

    Health Information Technology Management (HIT) Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Jennifer Lame, Southwest Tech instructor, for a student enrolled in the final semester of the Health Information Technology Management (HIT) Program and in good academic standing.

    John and Sandy Richter Scholarship

    John and Sandra Richter were members and supporters of the Wauzeka-Steuben community for many years. Their four children Cynde Richter Larsen, Jackie Richter Harvey, Tammie Richter Mara, and John Richter are grateful beneficiaries of the educations provided them by the exceptional teachers and staff of the Wauzeka-Steuben School District. Recipient shall be enrolled in one of the following programs: Cancer Information Management; Criminal Justice Studies; Human Services Associate; Midwifery; or Nursing (Associate Degree) with preference given to Wauzeka-Steuben High School then Boscobel High School then other district High School graduates.

    Marilyn J. Kelley Scholarship for Nursing

    This scholarship was created to support students in the second year of the Nursing Program with a high GPA.

    Medical Assistant Scholarship

    Established in 2007 by Medical Assistant Program instructors Tonia Breuer and Kris Schoville, this scholarship is open to students enrolled in the Medical Assistant Program.

    Nursing Scholarship

    This scholarship is funded by donors of Southwest Tech to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in the Nursing Program with a 2.5 GPA, attending either full or part time.

    Olivia May Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Olivia May taught at Southwest Tech for many years in the Nursing program. She was also a WWII Army nurse and worked at the hospital in Dodgeville. Upon her passing in 2011, Olivia’s family endowed the scholarship to honor their mother’s legacy in nursing and provide support for students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program.

    Paula vW. Dáil Midwifery Scholarship

    The Paula vW. Dáil Midwifery Scholarship was set up by Paula vW. Dáil, Emerita Research Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy. She served as a member of the Southwest Tech Board of Directors for five years (1999-2004). This scholarship recognizes the commitment to nurse Violet Wende Dáil, who died in 2016 at age 105, expressed throughout her life. She retired from nursing at age 75, but maintained her nursing license until her death. The recipient shall be enrolled in the Midwife Program, enrolled full-time, have financial need, and have completed 30 credits in the program.

    Physical Therapist Assistant Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Southwest Tech Physical Therapist Assistant Instructors Jacalyn Schultz-Sloan and Stacey Place to provide assistance for Physical Therapist Assistant students. Recipient shall be in their 2nd year of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and demonstrate financial need.

    R. Barbara Currie Scholarship

    The late Alice Pennekamp established an endowed scholarship in memory of her good friend R. (Ruth) Barbara Currie. Ruth was a Lab Supervisor and Registered Medical Transcriptionist. The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician program attending full-time with a 3.0 GPA.

    Richland Medical Center Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Richland Medical Center to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician Program or the Medical Assistant Program with preference to Richland County, then to Crawford, Grant or Iowa County, with a 2.5 GPA.

    Robert and Marion Garrity Scholarship

    Katie Garrity, Executive Dean of Health, Education, & Public Safety, and Mike Garrity established this scholarship in memory of their parents. The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician program, then the Medical Assistant or Associate Degree Nursing program, with first preference to Crawford County residents, then to the remaining 4 counties in the Southwest Tech district. Financial need is the primary award criteria.

    Roger Bierman Scholarship

    Jan Bierman established this scholarship in loving memory of her husband Roger. Roger was an instructor in Southwest Tech’s Industrial Occupations Division for 20 years. Through generous donations from Jan and the Southwest Tech family, this scholarship is endowed and supports students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Studies Program.

    Ruth Williams Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Ruth Williams was a much respected and appreciated member of the Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) Board of Directors. After her death in 2017, Dr. Louis Williams and family, community friends, SWCAP staff and SWCAP board members gave donations to create a scholarship fund in Ruth’s memory at Southwest Tech. Ruth would have liked supporting education of nursing students because she cared about it so much. The recipient shall be enrolled in the Nursing Program showing financial need.

    Schmitt Woodland Hills Nursing Scholarship

    Schmitt Woodland Hills, a retirement community in Richland Center, established this scholarship to assist a student enrolled in the Nursing Program. Richland County residents receive first preference. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest and willingness to work in the field of long-term care. Applicants with current or past experience working in long-term care will receive special consideration for this award.

    Shirley Bowden LPN Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Shirley Bowden, a retired Practical Nursing Instructor of Southwest Tech. Shirley worked on campus from 1981 until her retirement in 2001. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a student enrolled at Southwest Tech to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Preference given to a single mother or someone currently employed as a nursing assistant.

    Student Nurses Association Club Scholarship

    This scholarship was created by Darci Colsch and Christal Foreyt, Nursing instructors at Southwest Tech, to support professional development for active members of the Student Nurses Association Club and paid members of the Wisconsin Student Nurses Association with a 2.5 GPA.

    Ty Clark Midwifery Scholarship

    The Ty Clark Midwifery Scholarship was established in 2012 to honor and remember Ty Clark, a 2010 graduate of the Midwifery Program. Ty’s passion was midwifery and he dreamed of opening a practice to provide free prenatal care to underprivileged women. Ty was passionate and dedicated to his field. “Live Life for Today.” - Ty Clark. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Midwife (Direct Entry) with a 3.0 GPA with preference given to a student showing financial need.

    Upland Hills Health, Inc. Scholarship

    Upland Hills Health, Inc., Dodgeville, is a wonderful supporter of the College and the Foundation. Recognizing the increasing tension between a growing need for nurses in the region and diminishing financial resources available to students interested in healthcare careers, Upland Hills Health, Inc. established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to a student in the Nursing-Associate Degree Program. This endowed scholarship will aid students for years to come. Recipient shall be a High School graduate from Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Highland, Iowa-Grant, Barneveld, Pecatonica, Mt. Horeb, or River Vally High School, and have completed 34 credits with a 3.0 GPA.

  • Industry, Trades & Agriculture
  • 3M MAP Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by 3M and wishes to encourage students to pursue fields of study in Plant Engineering and Maintenance. This scholarship will be used to award students entering or currently enrolled in diploma or degree programs in Industrial Mechanic or Electro-Mechanical Technology.

    Agribusiness Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2015 in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Agribusiness program at Southwest Tech. Instructor Paul Cutting started the program in 1990, and in 2000 held the first program reunion. In 2015 at the 25th Anniversary Reunion several alumni approached Paul about starting a scholarship for agribusiness students that are attending full-time. Donations from those alumni and their employers started this fund.

    Agriculture Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1984 and supported by several local businesses and individual donors. Applicant can be enrolled full-time or part-time at Southwest Tech in an Agriculture Division program or taking a course through Farm Business and Production Management. A student may only receive this scholarship one time and must have completed one semester (by March). Student must have a 2.5 GPA.

    Allen Eck Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship was established from the estate of Mr. Allen Eck, of Stitzer, who passed away on September 20, 2013. Allen was raised on the family farm outside of Stitzer. Following graduation from Fennimore High School, Allen worked for a short time for NASA in Florida before returning to Stitzer where he operated his milk hauling business, “Milk for Stitzer”. He then was employed at John Deere in Dubuque, IA for 30 years until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed working on his collection of antique John Deere and Minneapolis-Moline tractors, along with his fire truck. His strong attention to detail, friendly nature, and endless stories will forever be cherished. Recipient must be enrolled in an Agriculture program.

    Alliant Energy Scholars Scholarship

    Alliant Energy, provider of electric and natural gas services, supports full-time students enrolled in the Electrical Power Distribution Program with a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to minorities, under-represented populations, or non-traditional students with financial need. Preference is also given to customers of Alliant Energy.

    American Bank & Trust Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by American Bank & Trust to provide financial assistance to students from communities (Cuba City, Fennimore, Lancaster, Platteville, Southwestern), American Bank & Trust serves with preference to students enrolled full-time in a business, finance or ag program. Students must be attending directly from high school.

    Andrew William Molek Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2007 by the family of Andrew William Molek. Andy was born with severe multiple birth defects. At the time of his birth, his life expectancy was less than three years. However, due to medical advancements that occurred during his lifetime, his life was extended to nearly 23 years. Despite his struggles, Andy graduated from school with a regular education degree. He attended Southwest Tech where he majored in Electromechanical Technology. This scholarship was established to assist students with special needs, the parent of a special needs child, or the sibling of an individual with special needs with preference given to Richland County residents that are enrolled in the Electrical-Mechanical Program.

    Automotive Technician Scholarship

    Pat Hoffman and Randy Bussan, long-time instructors in the Automotive Technician program, established this scholarship to support Automotive Technician Program students with a 2.5 GPA.

    Bemis - Lancaster Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the employees of Bemis located in Lancaster, WI, from proceeds of an "Excellence in Quality" award won by the plant. This scholarship will be awarded to a student in Electro-Mechanical Technology, Industrial Mechanic, Instrumentation and Controls Technology, CNC Machining Operator/Programmer or Welding programs and in good standing with the College enrolled as full-time students (12 credits or more) or have an alternative plan approved by the Student Services Specialist.

    Big & Marion Lourie Family Scholarship

    Richard & Nancy Piehl and Sheila Jameson established this scholarship to honor Big & Marion Lourie, who strongly believed in technical education. Big and Marion were residents of the Gays Mills area and were well known for their ownership of Turfan II, a locally celebrated nature preserve they developed. First preference to those applicants that reside in or have graduated from the North Crawford School District. Second preference given to students enrolled in Agribusiness Science & Technology, Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician, Farm Operations & Management - Dairy or Dairy Technician, Farm Business & Production Management, or Golf Course Management Programs with a 2.5 GPA and taking 6 credits or more.

    Braudt Automotive Service Inc. Scholarship

    Located in Fennimore, Braudt Automotive Service, Inc. provides a scholarship to a student enrolled in the Automotive Technician program. Owner Jamie Braudt is an advisory committee member for the program and his wife, Theresa, is a Southwest Tech Foundation Board member. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Automotive Technician program, attending full-time with a 2.0 GPA.

    Brian J. Tuescher Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Don and Sue Tuescher to support students in The Electro-Mechanical program at Southwest Tech. Don was appointed to the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College board in 1994 and represents employers of the Southwest Tech district. He owns and serves as President of Tuescher Electric and Refrigeration in Darlington, WI. Don also serves on the Darlington Mutual Insurance Board of Directors, the Southwest Wisconsin Electrical Contractors Association and the Southwest Health Board of Directors. Recipients shall be enrolled in the Electro-Mechanical Technology or the Instrumentation and Controls Technology program with a 2.5 GPA.

    Burnie Christopherson Memorial Scholarship

    In memory of Burnie Christopherson, a past student in the Automotive Mechanics Program, this scholarship was originally set up by Dorothy Thomas, mother to Burnie, supporting students in an Automotive program.

    Cecil Allen Memorial Scholarship

    The fund was originally established as the Machine Tool Scholarship and reached the endowment status on April 25, 2005 when Cecil Allen partnered with the Southwest Tech Foundation staff to seek donations from businesses to aid in endowing the scholarship after a $1,000 gift was given to start the fund. Area businesses came together to endow the scholarship. The Machine Tool program is no longer offered at Southwest Tech but the CNC Machining Operator/Programmer program currently is, therefore the fund name was changed in order to award this endowed scholarship to students in this program. Since the passing of Cecil Allen in 2017, the fund name has been changed to the Cecil Allen Memorial Scholarship since he was the main creator of the fund. Recipient must be enrolled in the CNC Machining Operator/Programmer program, full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Clark Pahlas Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Joe Randall in the memory of Clark Pahlas. Clark lived in southwest Wisconsin for over 35 years, specifically in the Muscoda / Blue River area, located in Grant County. Clark showed a great passion for student education, student success, high school athletics, while also respecting what a hard day’s work was. Clark enjoyed seeing people accomplish their career goals. Although Clark wasn’t a lineman, he believed what they did was very important. He did enjoy the outdoors very much as he was an avid hunter & fisherman. The recipient will be enrolled in the Electrical Power Distribution program, have played one sport in high school, and show financial need. 

    Collins & Hying LLC Scholarship

    Collins & Hying Plumbing & Heating of Dodgeville, a mechanical contractor in the areas of heating, air conditioning, plumbing, well, septic, and electrical work, offers a scholarship for students enrolled in the Electro-Mechanical Technology program. Preference is given to residents of Iowa County with second preference to residents of Grant or Lafayette County with a 2.5 GPA.

    Cooley Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by friends and colleagues of Dennis and Stephanie Cooley to recognize Dennis’ career in higher education development and Dennis and Stephanie’s positive impact on others as well as honor Dennis’ hometown of Bloomington. Recipient is expected to be a River Ridge (WI) High School graduate entering his/her freshman year at Southwest Tech. Preference is given to a student enrolled in the Agribusiness Science & Technology Associate Degree Program. If no agriculture students apply, then the scholarship is open to any River Ridge High School graduate in any Southwest Tech Associates Degree Program. If no River Ridge students apply at all, then the scholarship can be opened up to any graduates from Grant County schools.

    Cummins Emission Solutions Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Cummins Emission Solutions to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in a Manufacturing program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College: Electro-Mechanical Technology; Industrial Mechanic; Instrumentation and Controls Technology; CNC Machining Operator/Programmer; or Welding.

    Dachelet Family Scholarship

    Derek and MJ Dachelet believe in the importance of technical education. Their scholarship supports a senior at Belmont High School who is planning to attend Southwest Tech upon graduation with preference to a farm family and preference to student enrolled in an Ag-related program, full-time, showing financial need with a 2.5 GPA.

    Dairyland Power Cooperative Scholarship

    Dairyland Power Cooperative is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where they work and live. Each year, Dairyland provides numerous contributions to organizations that have a positive impact on their communities and consumer-members. The recipient shall be enrolled in the Electrical Power Distribution program and live within the Dairyland Power district.

    Dillman, a Division of Astec, Inc. Scholarship

    Dillman Equipment, Prairie du Chien, supplies the asphalt industry with a complete line of asphalt plant equipment. They work closely with Southwest Tech’s Business and Industry Services to ensure their employees have the best skills and knowledge available. The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Welding or Electro-Mechanical Technology programs.

    Don Jones Memorial Automotive Technician Scholarship

    The Don Jones Memorial Automotive Technician Scholarship was established in 2007 by Bonnie Jones and her children in memory of her husband, Don. Mr. Jones dedicated his career to the automotive business by continuing the family tradition of what is today known as Jones Chevrolet Buick Inc., located in Richland Center. The Jones family has the distinctive honor of being one of the oldest family operated auto dealerships in the country. Don was a strong supporter of community events, especially those involving young people. It is for this reason the Jones family chose to celebrate Don’s legacy with a memorial gift to the Automotive Technician program at Southwest Tech. It is the desire of the family to financially support students with preference from Richland, Grant, Sauk, Vernon, & Crawford Counties entering into the Automotive Technician program that Don was passionate about promoting.

    Edward S. and Christine Gorman Scholarship

    The Edward S. and Christine Gorman Scholarship was established in May of 2000 to provide a scholarship to students who graduated from North Crawford High School, then may be a resident from Crawford County enrolled in either an Agricultural Program or the Nursing (Associate Degree) Program maintaining a 3.0 GPA. A letter from Mr. Gorman’s son, Edward C. Gorman, stated, “My father’s 16-year career and additional involvement with the Foundation was one of his greatest enjoyments as an educator. My father had so many friends and colleagues at Southwest Tech that I would like to thank for being a part of his life.”

    Elbert & Illene Mullikin Scholarship

    Elbert and Illene Mullikin dedicated their lives to the development of the ag and dairy industry. Illene was very passionate about education as she found it to be a “purposeful education.” The Mullikin family is awarding a scholarship in memory of Elbert and Illene to be given to a graduate of Wauzeka-Steuben High School with first preference given to a student enrolled in an Agriculture Program, then in a Manufacturing Program, attending full-time with a 2.0 GPA. Special consideration is given to students interested in or have background in music.

    Farm Business & Production Management Program Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Matt Lansing, an instructor in the Farm Business & Production Management program at Southwest Tech. The scholarship will provide funds for a current student enrolled in a Farm Business & Production Management program course or for a child of a current or past Farm Business & Production Management program course-taker. If there are no students that fit the above criteria, then the recipient shall be planning on pursuing a farm career.

    Finney Implement Scholarship

    Wisconsin's oldest Case IH dealer, having been established in 1890, the motto is "We service what we sell!" John Finney, owner of Finney Implement, Inc., established the Finney Implement Scholarship to support students within the Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician Program attending full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Fuller's Milker Center Scholarship

    Fuller’s Milker Center, providing 24-hour support to dairy producers on every detail of their milking operation, established this scholarship to support students enrolled in the Electro-Mechanical Technology program with a 2.5 GPA.

    Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries Scholarship

    Grede's ferrous foundry at Browntown was founded in 1977 by August C. Vierthaler. It was acquired by Citation Corporation in 1995 and included in the combination of Citation Corporation and Grede Foundries in 2010. The Browntown facility specializes in larger gray and ductile iron castings using sand molds and predominantly serves industrial markets. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Electro-Mechanical Technology Program.

    GROWMARK, Inc. Scholarship

    GROWMARK is a regional cooperative based in Bloomington, IL, providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits. Recipients will be enrolled in the Agribusiness Science & Technology or Agricultural Power & Equipment Progams attending full-time with a 2.5 GPA, not planning on going to a 4 year college.

    H&N Plumbing, Heating, & Electrical Scholarship in Memory of Cletus Hahn

    The H&N Plumbing, Heating, & Electrical Scholarship was established by Joe and Donna Grimme in memory of Donna’s father, Cletus Hahn. It is open to all full-time students. Recipient shall be enrolled in a Trades Program: Building Trades - Carpentry; Electrical Power Distribution; Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician; or Automotive Technician program, and class attendance and career goals will be considered in the selection process. Preference will be given to students who plan to aid or help educate others in their educational goals.

    Hartung Brothers, Inc. Scholarship

    This scholarship was started to address the desire of Hartung Brothers, Inc., as an employer, to provide financial help to worthy students who want to further their education in an Agriculture-related career that is also career related to the needs of Hartung Brothers Inc., and the agriculture industry. Recipients shall be enrolled in the Supply Chain Management, Agribusiness Science & Technology or Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician Programs with preference given to a student with financial need and agriculture industry career goals “off of the farm”.

    Industry, Trades & Agriculture Division Scholarship

    Funded through donations from alumni, friends, faculty and staff in the Industry, Trades & Agriculture programs, the scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a one or two year Industry, Trades or Agriculture program with a 2.5 GPA.

    Jeff Dornink Memorial Scholarship 

    This scholarship was originally created by Jeff Dornink for students in the Farm Operations programs. Jeff had unexpected health issues and tragically passed away in July 2018, just a few weeks prior to his official retirement. After his death, the scholarship was re-named in Jeff's memory as a way to continue his legacy at Southwest Tech. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in a Farm Operations & Management program showing financial need.

    Jim's Building Center, Inc. Scholarship

    Jim Kohlenberg, owner of Jim’s Building Center, Inc., established this scholarship to support a student enrolled in the Building Trades-Carpentry program. Jim’s Building Center, Inc. supports several Foundation programs, funding of professional development activities, and the support of the Building Trades-Carpentry program. Jim also serves as Chairperson of the Southwest Tech District Board. Recipient shall be a permanent resident of Grant, Iowa, or Lafayette County with a 3.0 GPA.

    Joe Crubel Memorial Scholarship

    The scholarship was established by Joe’s family to honor his memory. Joe was an active Lions Club member, member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a blood and organ donor and a past member of the West/Grant Rescue Squad. Joe was also a loving husband and father of their 5 children. Joe attended Southwest Tech in 1975 for Ag Power until he was hired by Price Equipment Sales in Bloomington, WI. Because of this scholarship, Joe’s memory and passion for giving will live on forever. Recipient shall be a new graduate from Fennimore or River Ridge High School, attending full-time and enrolled in a two-year program with a 2.5 GPA with preference to a student enrolled in the Agriculture Power and Equipment Technician program.

    John Haskins Scholarship for Dairy Herd Management

    This scholarship aligns John Haskins’ passion for agriculture education with his desire to provide financial assistance to students furthering their educational and career goals related to dairy herd management. Mr. Haskins graduated in 1953 from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Agriculture Education. He got a job in sales with JI Case after graduation thanks to the motivation of a mentor instructor. Mr. Haskins worked for JI Case for 27 years. In 1959 he bought his parents’ farm and bought a second farm in 1980. In 1997, together with Ron and Terri Abing, he established Majestic View Dairy Farms. Majestic View Dairy Farms has grown from 154 acres on the original farm, milking 35 cows by hand to 4,000 acres today, milking about 1,000 cows three times a day. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Farm Operations & Management Dairy or Dairy Technician programs with financial need.

    Josh Reimer Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was created in memory of Josh Reimer. Joshua James Reimer, age 21, of Reedsburg, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. He was born on Sept. 25, 1993, the son of Richard and Amy (Jewell) Reimer. In 2012, Josh graduated from Reedsburg Area High School where he played football, youth hockey, basketball and baseball. He was an officer in FFA and was a finalist for Star Farmer, an honor he worked very hard to achieve. Josh was studying to be an Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician at Southwest Tech and would have graduated in May 2015. Recipient shall be in their second half of the Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician Program with financial need.

    Lactalis Sponsor a Scholar Scholarship

    Lactalis signed an agreement with the Southwest Tech Foundation to participate in the Foundation’s Sponsor-A-Scholar Program (SASP) which aims to recruit qualified students into technical degree programs and place them with companies seeking qualified entry-level employees. Through the Southwest Tech Foundation Lactalis will offer a $2,500 scholarship to recruit students into the Electro-Mechanical Technology program.

    Larry's Welding Scholarship

    Larry’s Welding & Manufacturing, Lancaster, provides quality custom metal fabrication. Owners Vernon Vesperman and Eric Vesperman have been supporting students enrolled in the Welding Program through their generous donations to this scholarship. Student must have a 2.5 GPA.

    Lawrence (Larry) J. Pelock Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Heather Pelock Hjelle and Heath Pelock, children of Lawrence. Lawrence worked for years as a master mason and grew up in Eastman, WI. He lived in Prairie du Chien most of his life. At one time he was asked to be an instructor at Southwest Tech. This scholarship supports Building Construction Management students that reside in Crawford County.

    Leo Bublitz Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is in memory of Leo Bublitz, founder of Bublitz Automotive in Lancaster. The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Automotive Technician or CNC Machine Operator/Programmer Program who are either graduates of Lancaster High School or residents of Grant County.

    Majestic View Dairy Scholarship

    Established by Ron and Terri Abing and John Haskins of Majestic View Dairy LLC, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled in an Agricultural Program. Applicants must be current residents of Grant County, or have graduated from a high school in Grant County attending full-time and have a 2.5 GPA.

    Midwest Builders, Inc. Scholarship

    Midwest Builders, Inc., Fennimore, is a commercial contractor serving southwest Wisconsin. They have been a partner with the college and Foundation in building projects to meet program and student needs. The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Building Trades-Carpentry program with first preference given to a resident of Fennimore; second preference to a Grant County resident, then to a Wisconsin resident with a 2.5 GPA.

    Millard (Mick) Gundlach Endowment Scholarship

    Mick Gundlach dedicated his life to providing educational opportunities for others. He spent 14 years at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in several capacities including Ag Coordinator and Farm Businesses & Production Management Instructor. In memory of Mick Gundlach his family has established the Mick Gundlach Endowment so that his life-long ambitions would forever touch the lives of the agricultural community. Recipients shall be enrolled in the Farm Business and Production Management program with preference to 1st time enrollee.

    Miller Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Steve and Holly Miller. Holly served as the Dean of Students at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, and Steve is a graduate from the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Welding Program. He started college as an adult learner and the Millers recognize the courage and sacrifices made by adult learners to restart their lives by getting an education. The recipient shall be 24 years and older with preference to a student in the Welding Program.

    MPC - Prairie du Chien Scholarship

    Your success is our success… This simple belief has made Miniature Precision Components, Inc. a leading provider of thermoplastic components since 1972. It has driven MPC to continually invest in equipment, technology, and human resources, so they can grow with their customers. MPC’s commitment to quality has been the number one priority since the company’s inception. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Electro-Mechanical Technology Program.

    Ralph C. Hauri Auto Tech Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Marilyn Richards and the family of Ralph C. Hauri to recognize Ralph’s career as a mechanic and to help students continue their education in this field. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Automotive Technician program and have completed the first year in the program prior to receiving the scholarship. Preference given to a student from Grant County.

    Rayovac Corporation Fennimore Plant Scholarship

    The Rayovac Corporation Fennimore Plant Scholarship was established in July 2000 and provides financial assistance to a student enrolled in either the Electro-Mechanical Technology or Industrial Mechanic programs at Southwest Tech. Rayovac, a leading supplier of batteries, has been partnering with Southwest Tech to help the company’s operators move and manipulate batteries.

    Rick Manuell Memorial Lineman Award Scholarship

    The scholarship was endowed by Mrs. Shyrle Sedgwick, mother of the late Rick Manuell. Rick Manuell was a 1965 graduate of Platteville High School and was employed as a Lineman Supervisor for Commonwealth Edison Electric Power Company of Illinois headquartered out of Rockford at the time of his death. Rick always knew that he wanted to be a lineman and persisted until he got his dream job. The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Electrical Power Distribution Program with financial need.

    Ritchie Implement Scholarship

    Ritchie Implement was established in 1961 and is southwest Wisconsin’s leading distributor of new and used farm equipment. Ritchie’s provides quality parts, products, and service to the area they serve. For many years, Ritchie’s has looked to Southwest Tech to provide employees of high quality and skill. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Ag Power & Equipment Technician program with a 2.5 GPA from Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, or Crawford County.

    Ron McNett Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was created in memory of Ron who graduated from Platteville High School in 1951. He served in the Air Force from 1953 through 1957. Ron worked as an Auto/Ag Mechanics Instructor at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, from 1968 to 1991. His interests were working with and teaching anything mechanical. Ron enjoyed traveling in his motor home to spend time with his family, fixing anything he could find broken, and riding his motorcycle with his sons. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician Program.

    Ryan and Traci Weigel Southwest Tech Agriculture Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Ryan Weigel, current Animal Science Instructor and his wife, Traci, to support students attending Southwest Tech enrolled in an Agriculture program. Ryan and Traci believe in giving back to their community by helping students achieve their goals by providing this scholarship opportunity. Recipient shall be enrolled in Agriculture program and has just graduated from Platteville High School and attending full-time.

    Scott Swan Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Scott’s sons – Aaron, Nathan, Eric, and Luke to honor his career supporting students at Southwest Tech. Scott was an Engineering Technologies Instructor at Southwest Tech from 1982 to 2015. Throughout his career at Southwest Tech, Scott was dedicated to helping students achieve academic and professional success and reach their goals. Recipient shall be enrolled in the CNC Machining Operator/Programmer program, attend full-time, and demonstrate integrity and honesty.

    Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club, Ltd. Scholarship

    “Let the good times roll” is the motto of the Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club. The club supports students who are enrolled in the Automotive Technician and Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician programs. Eligible students must be residents of Grant, Iowa, or Lafayette County with a 2.5 GPA.

    Thomas Garvey Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Lori Garvey, Thomas Garvey’s aunt, to pay tribute to him. In March of 2014, Thomas was diagnosed with cancer and was told he would be lucky to survive 3 months. He fought this battle for 32 months and was able to amaze his doctors, family and friends with pure determination and a strong desire to live. The memories made by his family in those 32 months are priceless and will be with them forever. He taught his family so much about living in the moment. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Automotive Technician Program, with preference to a Darlington resident or Darlington High School grad.

    Tracy and Mandy Henkel Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Tracy Henkel and Mandy (Springborn) Henkel to support the continuing education of students in the Agriculture and Industry programs. Mandy, an employee of Southwest Tech, and Tracy feel strongly about the importance of technical education, particularly in the agricultural and industrial trades. This scholarship honors the 40 years of service Tracy’s father, Ardell Henkel, dedicated to the Southwest Tech Plumbing Apprentice Board between 1973 and 2013. Recipient must be enrolled in an Industry or Agriculture program, attending full time and be a new Fennimore High School graduate.

    Tri-State Auto Body Association Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Tri-State Auto Body Association to support students in auto body as they become the future work force in the industry. The Tri-State Auto Body Association recognizes Southwest Tech as a local higher education institution supporting their industry. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician with preference given to students demonstrating a strong desire to work in an auto body shop in the tri-state area after graduation and/or students who have already worked or interned in an auto body shop.

    Unison Solutions Scholarship

    Unison Solutions of Dubuque, an industry leader in biogas conditioning, supports Southwest Tech students. The scholarship is open to students enrolled in either the Electro-Mechanical Technology Program, Instrumentation and Controls Technology Program, Industrial Mechanic Program, or Welding Program with a 3.0 GPA.

    Vern Lewison Memorial Scholarship

    "This scholarship was established by the family of Vern Lewison to support current farm families wanting to develop and fine tune their skills with production agriculture. Vern was an instructor for the Farm Business and Production Management program at Southwest Tech from 1973 through 1996 and helped many farm families reach their goals. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Beginning Farm Management course and is a new enrollee in the Farm Business and Production Management program showing financial need."

    Welding Scholarship

    Established in 1986, this scholarship is available for students in the Welding program.

    Winch Family Agriculture Scholarship

    This scholarship was created by the Peter and Christina Winch Family supporting Agriculture students. Recipient shall be enrolled in an Agriculture program. Preference will be given to a Fennimore resident, then a Grant County resident, enrolled full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Scholarship

    The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association believes in the future of Wisconsin agriculture and its unlimited potential. One major reason for this is because of the outstanding young people entering the industry. To show support for youth and the future, WABA is very proud to invest in college scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to worthy agriculture students in their 2nd year, with preference given to full-time status.

  • Community Specific
  • American Bank & Trust Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by American Bank & Trust to provide financial assistance to students from communities (Cuba City, Fennimore, Lancaster, Platteville, Southwestern), American Bank & Trust serves with preference to students enrolled full-time in a business, finance or ag program. Students must be attending directly from high school.

    Andrew William Molek Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2007 by the family of Andrew William Molek. Andy was born with severe multiple birth defects. At the time of his birth, his life expectancy was less than three years. However, due to medical advancements that occurred during his lifetime, his life was extended to nearly 23 years. Despite his struggles, Andy graduated from school with a regular education degree. He attended Southwest Tech where he majored in Electromechanical Technology. This scholarship was established to assist students with special needs, the parent of a special needs child, or the sibling of an individual with special needs with preference given to Richland County residents that are enrolled in the Electrical-Mechanical Program.

    Big & Marion Lourie Family Scholarship

    Richard & Nancy Piehl and Sheila Jameson established this scholarship to honor Big & Marion Lourie, who strongly believed in technical education. Big and Marion were residents of the Gays Mills area and were well known for their ownership of Turfan II, a locally celebrated nature preserve they developed. First preference to those applicants that reside in or have graduated from the North Crawford School District. Second preference given to students enrolled in Agribusiness Science & Technology, Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician, Farm Operations & Management - Dairy or Dairy Technician, Farm Business & Production Management, or Golf Course Management Programs with a 2.5 GPA and taking 6 credits or more.

    Chad Helms Memorial Scholarship

    Chad Helms was only 27 years old when he passed away due to complications from diabetes. His mother, Missy Fitzsimons, established this scholarship in his memory. Missy is a member of the Southwest Tech District Board and strongly believes in technical education. This scholarship is awarded to one senior graduating from Belmont High School and one senior graduating from Darlington High School with preference given to student showing financial need.

    Collins & Hying Scholarship

    Collins & Hying Plumbing & Heating of Dodgeville, a mechanical contractor in the areas of heating, air conditioning, plumbing, well, septic, and electrical work, offers a scholarship for students enrolled in the Electro-Mechanical Technology program. Preference is given to residents of Iowa County with second preference to residents of Grant or Lafayette County with a 2.5 GPA.

    Community First Bank- Boscobel Scholarship

    Community First Bank of Boscobel partners with its community members to help them successfully achieve their goals. The bank supports Boscobel students who are attending Southwest Tech to achieve their goals of receiving a post-secondary education with a 2.5 GPA.

    Community First Bank- Livingston Scholarship

    Each year Community First Bank of Livingston provides scholarships to Southwest Tech students. One scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in an Agricultural Program and a second scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a Business Program. Preference to a student attending full-time.

    Cooley Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by friends and colleagues of Dennis and Stephanie Cooley to recognize Dennis’ career in higher education development and Dennis and Stephanie’s positive impact on others as well as honor Dennis’ hometown of Bloomington. Recipient is expected to be a River Ridge (WI) High School graduate entering his/her freshman year at Southwest Tech. Preference is given to a student enrolled in the Agribusiness Science & Technology Associate Degree Program. If no agriculture students apply, then the scholarship is open to any River Ridge High School graduate in any Southwest Tech Associates Degree Program. If no River Ridge students apply at all, then the scholarship can be opened up to any graduates from Grant County schools.

    Crossing Rivers Health Scholarship

    The Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center Foundation, through its philanthropic efforts, will support the hospital’s mission, ensuring a lifetime of quality health care to the people of our communities. This scholarship was established to support students in a Health program. Eligible students must be from Crawford County and the extended service area (20 mile radius of Prairie du Chien). Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

    Dachelet Family Scholarship

    Derek and MJ Dachelet believe in the importance of technical education. Their scholarship supports a senior at Belmont High School who is planning to attend Southwest Tech upon graduation with preference to a farm family and preference to student enrolled in an Ag-related program, full-time, showing financial need with a 2.5 GPA.

    Dairyland Power Cooperative Scholarship

    Dairyland Power Cooperative is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where they work and live. Each year, Dairyland provides numerous contributions to organizations that have a positive impact on their communities and consumer-members. The recipient shall be enrolled in the Electrical Power Distribution program and live within the Dairyland Power district.

    Daniel Glass and Katie (Friar) Glass Scholarship

    Daniel Glass and Katie (Friar) Glass established the Daniel Glass and Katie (Friar) Glass scholarship at Southwest Tech. Katie J. (Friar) Glass graduated from Lancaster High School in 2003 before pursuing a B.A. from UW-Platteville. In the spring of 2016 she began her employment as the Marketing Specialist and Public Information Officer at Southwest Tech, after working in higher education for almost five years. Daniel J. Glass graduated from Cassville High School in 2003 before pursuing a B.S. from UW-Madison and a Law Degree from Marquette University. He is now a partner at Urban, Kussmaul, Muller and Glass, LLC, in Lancaster. Katie and Daniel are tremendously proud of their high school alma maters and the education that they received there. It is their wish to give back to students from their home towns who are pursuing their dreams by furthering their education but who do not have financial support. Whether the student is gifted or challenged, Katie and Daniel hope their financial support can help them become more successful. Recipient must have graduated from Cassville or Lancaster High Schools attending full or part-time with preference to a student who hasn't received other scholarships and is in financial need.

    David Preston Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Janice Schaefer and Larry Preston, siblings of David. David was a very good auto mechanic as well as an adjunct instructor at Southwest Tech. The recipient will be enrolled in the Automotive Technician program with preference given to student originally residing in Fennimore, then to a Grant County resident.

    Diane Schaaf, RN Scholarship by Upland Hills Health

    Upland Hills Health established this scholarship in memory of Diane Schaaf who was a nurse at the hospital. Diane cherished her family and was dedicated to nursing. She grew up in southwest Wisconsin and graduated from Boscobel High School in 1985. Diane was a caring and compassionate person. She took those talents and made them into a career as a Registered Nurse. Diane was connected with Southwest Tech throughout her career. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994. Diane was a treasure to the nursing profession and this scholarship is in her honor. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student in the Nursing-Associate Degree Program for a high school graduate from Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Highland, Iowa-Grant, Barneveld, Pecatonica, Mt. Horeb, River Vally, Boscobel, or Darlington, that has completed 24 credits.

    Dodgeville Kiwanis Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Dodgeville Kiwanis Club. The club has been serving Dodgeville, WI for over 50 years. Kiwanis, through guidance and example, works to develop future generations of leaders. Every day, Kiwanians are revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing youth-sports programs, tutoring, building playgrounds, and performing countless other projects to help children and community. Recipient must be a resident of Dodgeville or a Dodgeville High School graduate, have financial need, and can be full or part time status.

    Don Jones Memorial Automotive Technician Scholarship

    The Don Jones Memorial Automotive Technician Scholarship was established in 2007 by Bonnie Jones and her children in memory of her husband, Don. Mr. Jones dedicated his career to the automotive business by continuing the family tradition of what is today known as Jones Chevrolet Buick Inc., located in Richland Center. The Jones family has the distinctive honor of being one of the oldest family operated auto dealerships in the country. Don was a strong supporter of community events, especially those involving young people. It is for this reason the Jones family chose to celebrate Don’s legacy with a memorial gift to the Automotive Technician program at Southwest Tech. It is the desire of the family to financially support students with preference from Richland, Grant, Sauk, Vernon, & Crawford Counties entering into the Automotive Technician program that Don was passionate about promoting.

    Donald G. and Ruby E. Marshall Memorial Scholarship

    Donald G. Marshall worked hard all of his life in the bricklaying industry. He founded Tri County Masonry in Bloomington and farmed in Bagley and Bloomington. A project Donald was most proud of is St. Clement’s Church in Lancaster. Recipient must be a senior in high school graduating from River Ridge or Potosi High School who is attending full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Edward S. and Christine Gorman Scholarship

    The Edward S. and Christine Gorman Scholarship was established in May of 2000 to provide a scholarship to students who graduated from North Crawford High School, then may be a resident from Crawford County enrolled in either an Agricultural Program or the Nursing (Associate Degree) Program maintaining a 3.0 GPA. A letter from Mr. Gorman’s son, Edward C. Gorman, stated, “My father’s 16-year career and additional involvement with the Foundation was one of his greatest enjoyments as an educator. My father had so many friends and colleagues at Southwest Tech that I would like to thank for being a part of his life.”

    Elbert & Illene Mullikin Scholarship

    Elbert and Illene Mullikin dedicated their lives to the development of the ag and dairy industry. Illene was very passionate about education as she found it to be a “purposeful education.” The Mullikin family is awarding a scholarship in memory of Elbert and Illene to be given to a graduate of Wauzeka-Steuben High School with first preference given to a student enrolled in an Agriculture Program, then in a Manufacturing Program, attending full-time with a 2.0 GPA. Special consideration is given to students interested in or have background in music.

    Garrison L. Lincoln Scholarship

    Established through funds from The Garrison L. Lincoln Trust, these scholarships are available to students who are residents of Richland County or Richland County high school graduates. Financial need is the primary award criteria. The Lincoln family legacy is deeply rooted in the Richland Center area. Like his mother and father, Garrison Lincoln was a teacher. On a teacher’s salary, Garrison became a savvy investor, and true to his family values he left a legacy to support education to enhance the future of our citizens.

    George and Marilyn Gibson Memorial Scholarship

    The family of George and Marilyn Gibson has established a scholarship program for Iowa-Grant High School students in memory of their parents who were teachers at Southwest Tech. A lifelong resident of the Montfort area, George was a social science instructor at Southwest Tech from 1971 to 1981. He managed a bulk plant for Standard Oil, serving patrons of Grant and Iowa Counties for 20 years prior to teaching. Besides teaching, he was the coach of the Crossroads Chargers basketball team and seldom missed Southwest Tech sporting event. Marilyn joined the staff of Southwest Tech when it opened in 1970 as a part-time teacher in the Business Department teaching in the Catholic School. When the school opened at the current location she became a full-time member of the department. She retired from teaching in 1991. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, she started her teaching career at Montfort High School teaching business classes. George and Marilyn lived in Montfort where they raised their six children, all graduates of Iowa Grant High School. They were active in the community and the United Methodist Church and spent countless hours following the activities of their children from grade school through college. The Gibson’s recognized the importance of continuing education and therefore their family has established this scholarship to provide financial support for graduates of Iowa-Grant High School with a specific financial or personal need.

    Gina Udelhofen Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Gina Udelhofen, current Southwest Tech employee, to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled at Southwest Tech. Gina believes in the importance of higher education and strives to help a student gain a successful career. The recipient shall be a student coming directly from Potosi High School after graduation, attending full time and have financial need.

    Glen E. Cohen Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Jim Reiser established the scholarship in memory of Glen, his friend and partner in life. Glen dedicated his life to helping people through his work in the healthcare industry and by opening his heart and home to those in need. Glen wished for a scholarship to be created to help students in their 2nd year of the Nursing Program residing in Grant County with preference given to a "nontraditional career student" (nontraditional careers are careers in which one gender comprises 25 percent or less of Wisconsin workers in that career) with a 2.5 GPA.

    Glenn H. & Florence C. Fritz Scholarship for SWTC

    Glenn Fritz was a Fennimore native and graduate of Fennimore High School. He met his wife Florence while working in Butte, Montana. Glenn worked in the mining industry for many years and later in life developed an interest in agriculture. Glenn’s desire was to aid incoming students who graduated from the Fennimore School District.

    Grant and Iowa County Tavern League Scholarship

    The Grant and Iowa County Tavern League Scholarship will be provided to Culinary Management or Golf Course Management program students in their 2nd year with preference to a Tavern League Member. Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to a student from Grant, Iowa, or Richland County or a resident of Shullsburg, Benton, Darlington, or Blue Mounds.

    Grant Regional Health Center Foundation Scholarship

    Grant Regional Health Center Foundation has been a great partner with Southwest Tech in healthcare-related opportunities. To receive this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a Health Science Program. They must also be permanent residents or high school graduates of school districts completely or partially located in Grant County, attending full-time, and have a 2.5 GPA. Preference given to Cassville, Fennimore, Lancaster, Potosi, and River Ridge High School graduates.

    Greg (Gregor) Gorman Memorial Scholarship

    The Gorman family has been long time supporters of the Southwest Tech Foundation. This scholarship is being presented in memory of Greg Gorman. The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled in Culinary Program with preference to a resident of Crawford County. Second preference is given to a Grant County Resident.

    Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital & Clinics Scholarship

    Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital & Clinics offers a broad range of services to ensure medical expertise and compassionate care. They established this scholarship to support students enrolled in Health Occupations Program from Crawford, Grant and Richland counties with a 3.0 GPA.

    Helping Hands Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by an employee team through the Southwest Tech Employee Campaign in the Fall 2018. The team consisted of the Human Resource, President’s, Facilities, and College Effectiveness departments. This team believes in giving back to the college to help students achieve success. The recipient shall be a resident of the five county district, attending full or part time, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and must have employment of twenty hours a week or more while attending college.

    Jim's Building Center, Inc. Scholarship

    Jim Kohlenberg, owner of Jim’s Building Center, Inc., established this scholarship to support a student enrolled in the Building Trades-Carpentry program. Jim’s Building Center, Inc. supports several Foundation programs, funding of professional development activities, and the support of the Building Trades-Carpentry program. Jim also serves as Chairperson of the Southwest Tech District Board. Recipient shall be a permanent resident of Grant, Iowa, or Lafayette County with a 3.0 GPA.

    Joe Crubel Memorial Scholarship

    The scholarship was established by Joe’s family to honor his memory. Joe was an active Lions Club member, member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a blood and organ donor and a past member of the West/Grant Rescue Squad. Joe was also a loving husband and father of their 5 children. Joe attended Southwest Tech in 1975 for Ag Power until he was hired by Price Equipment Sales in Bloomington, WI. Because of this scholarship, Joe’s memory and passion for giving will live on forever. Recipient shall be a new graduate from Fennimore or River Ridge High School, attending full-time and enrolled in a two-year program with a 2.5 GPA with preference to a student enrolled in the Agriculture Power and Equipment Technician program.

    John and Sandy Richter Scholarship

    John and Sandra Richter were members and supporters of the Wauzeka-Steuben community for many years. Their four children Cynde Richter Larsen, Jackie Richter Harvey, Tammie Richter Mara, and John Richter are grateful beneficiaries of the educations provided them by the exceptional teachers and staff of the Wauzeka-Steuben School District. Recipient shall be enrolled in one of the following programs: Cancer Information Management; Criminal Justice Studies; Human Services Associate; Midwifery; or Nursing (Associate Degree) with preference given to Wauzeka-Steuben High School then Boscobel High School then other district High School graduates.

    John Haskins Scholarship for the Lancaster Community

    This scholarship was established by John Haskins in 2018 to support students from his hometown of Lancaster as they continue their education at Southwest Tech. Mr. Haskins graduated in 1953 from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Agriculture Education. He got a job in sales with JI Case after graduation thanks to the motivation of a mentor instructor. Mr. Haskins worked for JI Case for 27 years. In 1959 he bought his parents’ farm and bought a second farm in 1980. The recipient shall be a graduate of Lancaster High School or a Lancaster resident showing financial need.

    Lawrence (Larry) J. Pelock Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Heather Pelock Hjelle and Heath Pelock, children of Lawrence. Lawrence worked for years as a master mason and grew up in Eastman, WI. He lived in Prairie du Chien most of his life. At one time he was asked to be an instructor at Southwest Tech. This scholarship supports Building Construction Management students that reside in Crawford County.

    Lenz Family Endowment Scholarship

    Established by Fred Lenz, the Lenz Family Endowment Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from each of the 30 high schools in Southwest Tech’s district. Fred Lenz graduated from Fennimore High School in 1939. When asked why he choose the Southwest Tech Foundation as the recipient of his gift, Mr. Lenz stated, “From the time I was very young, my mother, who had been a teacher, kept telling me that education was the gateway to a better life. Then, during my working life, I kept meeting people all over the world who had a great deal to offer their societies, but had never had the opportunity to develop their potential and skills—skills that could have helped them support their families better and contributed more to their communities and societies. This scholarship endowment will provide that opportunity to hundreds, and over time perhaps thousands, of southwest Wisconsin residents.” Students must enroll full-time (12 or more credits) in a one- or two-year program at Southwest Tech after high school graduation.

    Leo Bublitz Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is in memory of Leo Bublitz, founder of Bublitz Automotive in Lancaster. The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Automotive Technician or CNC Machine Operator/Programmer Program who are either graduates of Lancaster High School or residents of Grant County.

    Lindow Family Scholarship

    David Lindow was employed at Southwest Tech for more than 22 years as the Director of Financial Services. The Lindow Family Scholarship is in celebration of his life which was dedicated to the advancement of technical education and continued support of the family. Recipients must be graduates of Fennimore High School attending full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Lory Fordney Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Southwest Tech employee Marnie Easler to honor the memory of her aunt, Lory Fordney. Lori graduated from Fennimore High School in 1971. After graduation, she attended cosmetology school. Lori had an amazing talent in hair coloring and styling and worked as a beautician for many years. Lory’s creativity was evident in everything she did including her vibrant make-up, unique hairstyles and in her colorful craft projects. This scholarship is established to assist students in achieving their creative dreams. Recipient shall be enrolled in Cosmetology, with financial need and 2.8 GPA. Preference is given to Fennimore High School graduates.

    Loy Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Loy Family. Many members of the family are proud to have attended Southwest Tech and want to assist others to have the same opportunity. A scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in an Information Technology Program who has financial need and is from a Southwest Tech district county.

    Majestic View Dairy Scholarship

    Established by Ron and Terri Abing and John Haskins of Majestic View Dairy LLC, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled in an Agricultural Program. Applicants must be current residents of Grant County, or have graduated from a high school in Grant County attending full-time and have a 2.5 GPA.

    Mary Jean Fitzsimons Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Jean by her siblings. Mary was a graduate of Darlington High School and received a degree from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. She was employed as the Land Records Coordinator for Lafayette County from 1997-2015 and later worked as GIS Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Hobbies, such as horseback riding, golfing and gardening, were a big part of Mary Jean’s life. Mary Jean passed away in 2017 after a battle with cancer. The recipient shall be a Darlington High School graduate with preference showing financial need.

    Matt and Holly Clendenen Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Matt and Holly Clendenen to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled at Southwest Tech. Recipient should be a Cuba City High School graduate, with preference given to a student enrolling at Southwest Tech directly after high school. Preference given to students attending full-time, as a first-generation college student, showing financial need.

    Midwest Builders, Inc. Scholarship

    Midwest Builders, Inc., Fennimore, is a commercial contractor serving southwest Wisconsin. They have been a partner with the college and Foundation in building projects to meet program and student needs. The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Building Trades-Carpentry program with first preference given to a resident of Fennimore; second preference to a Grant County resident, then to a Wisconsin resident with a 2.5 GPA.

    Midwest Builders, Inc. in Memory of Barbara Rands Scholarship

    The family of Barbara Rands established this scholarship to honor her years of service as an instructor in the Child Care Programs at Southwest Tech. Before joining Southwest Tech Barb was a kindergarten teacher at Edgerton, Boscobel, and Fennimore Schools. The recipient must be enrolled in either the Child Care Services or Early Childhood Education program. Preference given to a Fennimore resident first, then Grant County resident, then Wisconsin resident. Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA.

    Morris Newspaper Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Morris Newspaper Corporation of Wisconsin, to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in the Graphic and Web Design program. Recipient must be a full-time student enrolled in the second year of the program. Recipient must also be a resident of either Grant, Lafayette, Crawford, Iowa, or Richland County.

    P.E.O. Chapter BN, Platteville Scholarship

    The P.E.O. Chapter BN is an organization that takes an active role in the promotion of educational opportunities for women. The organization provides ways to assist women who education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. Recipient shall be a female, attending full-time, with a 2.8+ GPA, and preference for those showing financial need and within a 20 mile radius of Platteville involved in their community. After the recipient is selected the chapter does request that the recipient attend one of their P.E.O. Chapter BN meetings in Platteville. This meeting will be set up between the student recipient and the chapter.

    Prairie Industries Scholarship

    Prairie Industries–a packaging, converting, manufacturing, and warehousing servicing company–has been providing scholarships for Southwest Tech students since 2001. This scholarship is for an employee or family member of an employee of Prairie Industries with a 2.5 GPA. If no one applies from within the company, the scholarship may be given to a resident of Crawford or Grant County.

    Ralph C. Hauri Auto Tech Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Marilyn Richards and the family of Ralph C. Hauri to recognize Ralph’s career as a mechanic and to help students continue their education in this field. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Automotive Technician program and have completed the first year in the program prior to receiving the scholarship. Preference given to a student from Grant County.

    Randy and Shelly Weeks Family Scholarship

    To demonstrate their commitment to helping the students of Southwest Wisconsin, Randy and Shelly Weeks established the Randy and Shelly Weeks Family Scholarship. Randy and Shelly are active supporters of Southwest Tech, and Randy held a position with the Foundation Board for many years. Recipient must be enrolling at Southwest Tech directly after high school with preference given to a Prairie du Chien High School graduate.

    Richland Medical Center Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Richland Medical Center to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician Program or the Medical Assistant Program with preference to Richland County, then to Crawford, Grant or Iowa County, with a 2.5 GPA.

    Ritchie Implement Scholarship

    Ritchie Implement was established in 1961 and is southwest Wisconsin’s leading distributor of new and used farm equipment. Ritchie’s provides quality parts, products, and service to the area they serve. For many years, Ritchie’s has looked to Southwest Tech to provide employees of high quality and skill. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Ag Power & Equipment Technician program with a 2.5 GPA from Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, or Crawford County.

    Robert and Marion Garrity Scholarship

    Katie Garrity, Executive Dean of Health, Education, & Public Safety, and Mike Garrity established this scholarship in memory of their parents. The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician program, then the Medical Assistant or Associate Degree Nursing program, with first preference to Crawford County residents, then to the remaining 4 counties in the Southwest Tech district. Financial need is the primary award criteria.

    Rose Chitwood Education Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Rose Chitwood to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree at Southwest Tech who have graduated from or currently reside in the Riverdale or Boscobel School Districts. Rose received her initial teaching certificate from the Richland County Normal in 1937 and then in the 1960’s returned to school to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Elementary Education from UW-Platteville. After 36 years of teaching elementary education, Rose retired from the Riverdale School District in 1983.

    Ryan and Traci Weigel Southwest Tech Agriculture Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Ryan Weigel, current Animal Science Instructor and his wife, Traci, to support students attending Southwest Tech enrolled in an Agriculture program. Ryan and Traci believe in giving back to their community by helping students achieve their goals by providing this scholarship opportunity. Recipient shall be enrolled in Agriculture program and has just graduated from Platteville High School and attending full-time.

    Schmitt Woodland Hills Nursing Scholarship

    Schmitt Woodland Hills, a retirement community in Richland Center, established this scholarship to assist a student enrolled in the Nursing Program. Richland County residents receive first preference. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest and willingness to work in the field of long-term care. Applicants with current or past experience working in long-term care will receive special consideration for this award.

    Shirley Luebker Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in memory of Shirley Leubker. Shirley taught English and Communication for more than 20 years at Southwest Tech until her retirement in 1998. She was a founding member of Wisconsin Women for Agriculture, served as the Assessor for Woodman Township, belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, and was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boscobel. She enjoyed reading, teaching, public speaking, writing, traveling, sewing, cooking, sports, and being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Preference to graduates of River Ridge High School, to a non-traditional student (over age 25) and to a student in his/her second year of a program showing financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Argyle Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be an Argyle High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Argyle with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Barneveld Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Barneveld High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Barneveld with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Belmont Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Belmont High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Belmont with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Benton Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Benton High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Benton with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Blackhawk Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Blackhawk High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Blackhawk with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Boscobel Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Boscobel High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Boscobel with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Cassville Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Cassville High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Cassville with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Cuba City Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Cuba City High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Cuba City with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Darlington Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Darlington High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Darlington with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Dodgeville Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Dodgeville High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Dodgeville with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Fennimore Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Fennimore High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Fennimore with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Highland Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Highland High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Highland with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Iowa-Grant Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Iowa-Grant High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Iowa-Grant with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Ithaca Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Ithaca High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Ithaca with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Kickapoo Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Kickapoo High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Kickapoo with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Lancaster Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Lancaster High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Lancaster with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Mineral Point Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be an Mineral Point resident with preference given to students who are engaged within their community.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Mt. Horeb Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Mt. Horeb High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Mt. Horeb with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the North Crawford Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a North Crawford High School graduate and/or reside in the community of North Crawford with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Pecatonica Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Pecatonica High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Pecatonica with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Platteville Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Platteville High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Platteville with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Potosi Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Potosi resident with preference given to students who are engaged within their community showing financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Prairie du Chien Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Prairie du Chien High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Prairie du Chien with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Richland Center Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Richland Center High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Richland Center with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the River Ridge Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a River Ridge High School graduate and/or reside in the community of River Ridge with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Riverdale Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Riverdale High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Riverdale with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Seneca Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Seneca High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Seneca with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Shullsburg Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Shullsburg High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Shullsburg with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Southwestern Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Southwestern High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Southwestern with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Wauzeka-Steuben Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Wauzeka-Stueben High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Wauzeka-Stueben with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Tech Scholarship for the Weston Community

    This scholarship was created from support by Southwest Tech alumni and friends to help students come to Southwest Tech from their community. Recipient shall be a Weston High School graduate and/or reside in the community of Weston with preference given to students who are engaged within their community and show financial need.

    Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club, Ltd. Scholarship

    “Let the good times roll” is the motto of the Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club. The club supports students who are enrolled in the Automotive Technician and Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician programs. Eligible students must be residents of Grant, Iowa, or Lafayette County with a 2.5 GPA.

    Thomas Garvey Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Lori Garvey, Thomas Garvey’s aunt, to pay tribute to him. In March of 2014, Thomas was diagnosed with cancer and was told he would be lucky to survive 3 months. He fought this battle for 32 months and was able to amaze his doctors, family and friends with pure determination and a strong desire to live. The memories made by his family in those 32 months are priceless and will be with them forever. He taught his family so much about living in the moment. Recipient shall be enrolled in the Automotive Technician Program, with preference to a Darlington resident or Darlington High School grad.

    Tracy and Mandy Henkel Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Tracy Henkel and Mandy (Springborn) Henkel to support the continuing education of students in the Agriculture and Industry programs. Mandy, an employee of Southwest Tech, and Tracy feel strongly about the importance of technical education, particularly in the agricultural and industrial trades. This scholarship honors the 40 years of service Tracy’s father, Ardell Henkel, dedicated to the Southwest Tech Plumbing Apprentice Board between 1973 and 2013. Recipient must be enrolled in an Industry or Agriculture program, attending full time and be a new Fennimore High School graduate.

    Upland Hills Health, Inc. Scholarship

    Upland Hills Health, Inc., Dodgeville, is a wonderful supporter of the College and the Foundation. Recognizing the increasing tension between a growing need for nurses in the region and diminishing financial resources available to students interested in healthcare careers, Upland Hills Health, Inc. established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to a student in the Nursing-Associate Degree Program. This endowed scholarship will aid students for years to come. Recipient shall be a High School graduate from Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Highland, Iowa-Grant, Barneveld, Pecatonica, Mt. Horeb, or River Vally High School, and have completed 34 credits with a 3.0 GPA.

    Walter B. & Millicent E. Calvert Family Scholarship

    This scholarship is established by the family and friends of Walter B. and Millicent E. Calvert to memorialize their lives, to honor their public service, and to symbolize their enduring concern for the education and well-being of young people everywhere. Recipient must be a graduate of Benton High School enrolling at Southwest Tech with preference directly after high school. Preference is given to a student enrolled in a two-year associate degree program.

    Wendy K. Garrity Memorial Scholarship

    The Wendy K. Garrity Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Wendy Garrity to honor her memory and gifts she bestowed on others. Throughout her life, Wendy was an advocate for children, especially those with special needs. Wendy had also worked for the Prairie du Chien and Cassville School Districts as a guidance counselor. Among all her many activities, she also helped her husband Michael run their family business, Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien. The intent of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to others who would also be giving of their time and talent to help positively impact the lives of children. Recipients shall be enrolled in the Child Care Services or Early Childhood programs with preference to Crawford County residents, then the remaining 4 counties of Southwest Tech District.

    West End Salvage Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by West End Salvage to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in a program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Recipient must be a Lancaster resident with a 2.5 GPA.

    Winch Family Agriculture Scholarship

    This scholarship was created by the Peter and Christina Winch Family supporting Agriculture students. Recipient shall be enrolled in an Agriculture program. Preference will be given to a Fennimore resident, then a Grant County resident, enrolled full-time with a 2.5 GPA.

    Wings Scholarship

    Established by a generous anonymous donor, annual scholarships are split between Dodgeville residents and Iowa County residents with a 2.5 GPA in support of their education at Southwest Tech.