Grant History

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2012-2015 Emergency Grant for Two-Year Colleges

In 2012, we awarded $1.5 million to establish emergency grant programs at each of the 16 colleges of the Wisconsin Technical College System. During the three-year grant period, nearly 2,700 students received emergency grants averaging $500.

College-reported data indicates that, over the three years of the program, 73% of Pell-eligible emergency grant recipients either graduated or remained enrolled. By comparison, the National Center for Education Statistics reports a 59% retention rate for all students at public two-year institutions.

RECIPIENTS

BLACKHAWK TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Janesville, WI

$62,500

CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Eau Claire, WI

$85,000

FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Appleton, WI

$117,500

GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Kenosha, WI

$117,500

LAKESHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Cleveland, WI

$62,500

MADISON COLLEGE

Madison, WI

$140,000

MID-STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

$62,500

MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Milwaukee, WI

$140,000

MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Fond du Lac, WI

$85,000

NICOLET AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Rhinelander, WI

$62,500

NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Wausau, WI

$85,000

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Green Bay, WI

$117,500

SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Fennimore, WI

$62,500

WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Pewaukee, WI

$117,500

WESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

La Crosse, WI

$85,000

WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Shell Lake, WI

$62,500

2012-2015 Emergency Grant Closing Report

Read About Best Practices from our 2012-2015 Emergency Grant Partners

Our 16 partner colleges share valuable insights about what makes a successful emergency grant program. This is a great resource for anyone looking to start a new program or improve an existing one.

View Report

"I have students tell me, 'This has made the difference between me coming to class Monday or not.' Many of our students have obstacles coming to college, even before they step foot in the front door. Every hurdle mounts up, so if we can just keep their path a little more clear, we just see greater student success."

Aliesha Crowe, Executive Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation & Alumni Association