Scholarships Need money for college? Apply for scholarships!

Free money for college is available to all – whether you are a new or current student, or you have a high or average GPA. More than $1,000,000 in scholarships is available through the NWTC Foundation and through external scholarships made possible through special partnerships with business and industry.

NWTC Foundation Scholarships

How to Apply

Complete one scholarship application through the NWTC Student Portal. The system will submit your information to all eligible scholarships - no need to search for and apply to specific scholarships! 

When to apply

Fall Semester 
Applications accepted: March 1 - April 30 
Students notified via email in June. Awards can be used for summer. 

Spring Semester 
Applications accepted: October 1 - November 5 
Students notified via email in December. 


Scholarship Guidelines

  • Scholarships are for tuition/books/program fees.
  • Scholarships are to be used when they are awarded—they will not carry over to the next term.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 credits for the full semester by the Pell Recalculation Date for that semester. Credits can be split between the two 8-week sessions any way you choose.
  • If you are fully funded from another source (e.g. employer, WIOA, Veterans benefits, etc.), your scholarship will be awarded to the next qualified student with unmet financial need. 


Contact Angie Smith at or call 920-498-6931.

Metallica Scholars

The band Metallica, universally acclaimed for rocking heavy metal music and spectacular performances, is also deeply committed to improving the lives of hard-working Americans. NWTC is thrilled to have been awarded $100,000 from Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH). Up to 100 students are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship towards programs in Health, Construction, Transportation, Human Services and Manufacturing fields!

This scholarship is available to students who have exhausted all other funding resources (Financial Aid, other scholarships) and have experienced a financial hardship.  Have you applied for financial aid or experienced a financial hardship that may prevent you from enrolling in classes? Contact

Paul's Pantry - Leo Frigo Memorial Scholarship

School can be expensive. The Leo Frigo Memorial Scholarship is available to eligible NWTC students to help with tuition costs. Scholarship award amounts vary each term based on student need. A committee will make the final decision on a student’s award. 

To be eligible to apply, students must meet income guidelines and use (or be willing to use) Paul’s Pantry on a consistent basis.  

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External Scholarships

You may be eligible for scholarship opportunities through other organizations. These scholarships are not administered by NWTC, and have their own guidelines and criteria.  Learn more and apply.

Donate to Scholarships

Make a difference in the lives of our students. Create named and endowed scholarships, or contribute to the NWTC Scholarship fund.  

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Student Support Services

Student Support Services responds to student barriers by providing non-academic support and access to resources to help students succeed. 

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