News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kim Schmelz, External Relations & Alumni Development
Phone: 608.822.2379
Mail: 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Date: November 2, 2017

$168,289 in Scholarships Awarded at Southwest Tech

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The Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Foundation held its 24th Annual Scholarship Ceremony on Thursday, October 26 in the Lenz Conference Center with more than 300 students, parents, donors and staff in attendance. The Foundation awarded 300 individual scholarships, including 23 new scholarships, totaling $168,289.

In her opening remarks, Holly Clendenen, executive director of the Southwest Tech Foundation said, “I want to be the first to say thank you, because of you, our generous donors, we are able award scholarships to 227 deserving Southwest Tech students.”

As the college continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Southwest Tech, the Southwest Tech Foundation is committed to supporting students with scholarship dollars. Clendenen stated, “More and more of our students qualify for need-based financial aid, and the challenges our students face to afford college continue to increase.  We want to help more students achieve their education goals.”

For more information on how to contribute to the Southwest Tech Foundation Scholarship Program, please contact the Foundation at 608-822-2348 or visit and click on the Foundation tab.  All contributions are tax-deductible to the limits of the law.  The Southwest Tech Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting learning through funding and activities that enables Southwest Tech to provide opportunities for success.


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