CLEVELAND — The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation has announced the launch of the Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign, a new initiative to raise funds to help high school seniors and adult students access the financial resources needed to enroll at LTC.
With a campaign goal of $1 million, the LTC Foundation has secured $764,000 in donor contributions to date. As a lead donor, The West Foundation of Manitowoc provided a $150,000 gift to the campaign.
“Education is vital to building strong communities,” said Tom Bare, chair of The West Foundation Board. “Ruth and John West were passionate about providing people with education opportunities, and the Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign is an ideal investment in the future of the community.”
The Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign will make the dream of a college education a reality by addressing three key initiatives: Promise Scholarships for high school seniors, Futures Scholarships for adult students, and Emergency Grants for LTC students in need of immediate financial relief.
“Lakeshore Technical College is a pathway to a better future, and we believe strongly that economic barriers should not prevent people from enrolling at LTC. In Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties more than one third of high school seniors face significant financial need each year. Additionally, one half of adult students who enroll at LTC have no ability to contribute to college tuition and expenses,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “The money raised for need-based scholarships will alleviate financial and other barriers for these students.”
Promise Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors residing in or attending schools within the LTC District and cover the gap between Pell grant awards and LTC tuition. Futures Scholarships, ranging from $500-$1,500, will be awarded to adult students who have no ability to fund the costs of tuition, fees, and supplies. Emergency Grants will provide immediate financial relief for students in crisis.
“We believe that LTC is key to preparing the skilled workforce our area employers need to fuel their growth,” said Campaign Co-Chair Tryg Jacobson. “LTC graduates who receive high-quality, hands-on learning at LTC have the ability to transform their lives and make a better future for themselves and their families. Now we want to make more scholarships available to willing and ambitious students who otherwise could not afford a technical education.”
Donations can be made to the Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign by visiting gotoltc.edu/PromisingFutures or by calling the LTC Foundation at (920) 693-1852.