The Foundation of the WI Automobile & Truck Dealers

  • Description: 

    The Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers is pleased to announce that scholarships will be available in 2021 for graduating high school seniors, adult students and continuing technical college students who are pursuing a career in the auto and truck industry. Current technical college students must be in their first year of a two-year program to be eligible. Scholarships consist of tuition, Snap-on Tools and employment assistance. The Foundation of WATDA awards 60 to 80 scholarships per year to students attending Wisconsin Technical Colleges for:s:

      1. Automotive       2. Diesel     3. Auto Collision 4. Motorcycle

    COMPLETE APPLICATION FILE INCLUDES:
    • Online application form.
    • Online student personal evaluation from a person such as former teacher or high school counselor, local auto or truck dealer, coach, minister or priest, employer or neighbor.
    • Online technical skill evaluation form preferably completed by your automotive instructor or employer.
    • Your high school transcript. If your school does not use a 4.0 scale, please have your GPA converted to a 4.0 scale before submitting it. You may send additional transcripts as they become available and they will be added to your file. Current technical college students must also provide their first semester technical college grades.
    • Testing: Provide your ACT test scores and send an e-mail to jlolson@watda.org to request to have the Bennett Mechanical and DAT Spatial tests sent to you. Current technical college students are exempt from this requirement.
    Application File must be completed by JANUARY 15, 2021.

    Supporting documents may be sent by:
    e-mail: jlolson@watda.org
    Fax: 608-251-4379
    Website: Letter of recommendation and evaluation form
    Mail: Foundation of WATDA, 150 East Gilman Street, Suite A100; Madison, WI  53703-1441

    No FAFSA or income information is required to apply for this scholarship.

    INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    BE SURE TO KEEP COPIES FOR YOUR RECORDS.


    Questions concerning this process can be director to Julie Olson, Program Director
    at (608) 251-4631 or emailed to jlolson@watda.org

    Scholarships will be awarded in the spring and summer of 2021 with funding to begin with the 2021 fall semester. 

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Better Business Bureau- Students of Integrity

  • Description:

    To be eligible for this award, the student must:

    • Be a high school senior
    • Be a Wisconsin state resident
    • Have a 3.0 or show GPA improvement consistently over time
    • Plan to attend a Wisconsin-based accredited Higher Education Institution (2 or 4 year)
    • Judging Criteria: Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of Wisconsin business leaders and members of the academic community, and scored based on five elements: Essay (50%), letters of reference (20%), community involvement/employment (10%), academics (15%) and first generation (5%).

    Award Amount: 10 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline:  January 12, 2021 at 4:00pm CST

Mel Tess Scholarship

  • Description:

    The Mel Tess Scholarship is presented by the League of Milwaukee Artists, and will be awarded to one High School student that will be a Senior in the 2020-2021 School year. The applicant must be headed for the arts in their higher educational endeavors. We are looking for applicants that reside and plan on attending a college or art-based school for further education, Ideally in the Southeastern Wisconsin Area. The Scholarship will be awarded to the student after, and only upon proof of transcript of college, university or school they are attending in the Fall of 2021.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicant must be a high school student in his or her senior year for the 2020-2021 school year.​
    • Applicant must be currently attending a High School in the Southeastern Wisconsin area.
    • Applicant must graduate high school.
    • Applicant must plan on attending an arts-based school for continuing education after high school.
    • Applicant must practice one of the visual fine arts (Ceramics, painting, drawing, Sculpture, printmaking, Photography, etc.)

    Requirements:

    • Applicant must be able to attend the award ceremony at the LMA meeting site on May 8th, 2021.
    • Applicant must fill out the Mel Tess Scholarship application, submit 3 original works of art, submit 2 letters of recommendation and a short essay (see prospectus).
    • Winning applicant must provide the LMA with any change of address, future address or phone numbers needed for contact.
    • Upon winning the Scholarship, applicant must show first semester transcripts, from the school of higher education that they attend, before award will be granted.

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2021