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NWTC Launches Ongoing Scholarship Fund for Shawano Community

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NWTC Foundation Creates Scholarship Endowment to Make College Possible for Shawano Community
NWTC Foundation Creates Scholarship Endowment to Make College Possible for Shawano Community
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College launches long-term scholarship endowment available to residents of greater Shawano area.

The scholarship endowment is created by donations through the NWTC Foundation. Through every donation, the invested earnings will be used to provide an annual scholarship fund, creating ongoing aid to greater Shawano area residents. For example, if the Foundation receives $2 million in donations, $100,000 of that will be awarded in scholarships annually.

“We are excited for this truly unique opportunity to provide a permanent legacy for generations to come. This endowment is designed to change the lives of the Shawano community where every dollar stays local,” said Crystal Harrison, director of the NWTC Foundation. 

The scholarship endowment is available to all current and prospective students residing in greater Shawano area. Qualifying applicants facing financial and economic barriers are encouraged to apply. The scholarship endowment currently has more than $150,000 in pledged donations.


“NWTC is part of this community, and we want to create access to higher education and pathways to high-paying careers in the Shawano area for generations to come,” said Jeanie Otto regional manager of NWTC Shawano and Oconto Falls. “This scholarship endowment helps us to ensure that is possible.”

Driven by the belief that everyone in Northeast Wisconsin deserves access to higher education, the NWTC Foundation works to make college possible for all. This public, nonprofit organization accepts charitable gifts on behalf of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and distributes the contributions in accordance with the donors’ wishes.

Established in 1970 and governed by a volunteer board of directors, the Foundation facilitates student scholarships and other funding programs that advance the College’s mission and vision. 

To learn more about how to donate or for further questions, visit www.nwtc.edu/Give.

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