FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
Lakeshore Technical College Foundation recently awarded four students with the first ever Students of Color Scholarships. The scholarships were established to improve access to higher education for students of color and increase the number of students of color enrolled at LTC. The following students were recipients of the scholarship:
King Lee of Sheboygan was awarded $750 through the Students of Color Scholarship. Lee is currently a student at Lakeshore Technical College and is pursuing a degree in Information Technology Computer Support Specialist.
Nicole Tanner of Sheboygan was awarded $500 through the Students of Color Scholarship. Tanner is currently a student at Lakeshore Technical College and is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Leslie Byrd of Sheboygan was awarded $250 through the Students of Color Scholarship. Byrd is currently a student at Lakeshore Technical College and is pursuing a degree in Medical Coding Specialist.
Cheryl Taylor of Manitowoc was awarded $250 through the Students of Color Scholarship. Taylor is currently a student at Lakeshore Technical College and is pursuing an associate's degree in Nursing.
To be eligible for the scholarships, students must be a student of color in an underrepresented population such as Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or multiracial background. Candidates needed to demonstrate financial need, must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident and enrolled in courses leading to a full time associate degree program. Each candidate was required to submit a 500 word essay on one of four topics: leadership, community engagement, diversity and overcoming challenges.
The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation distributes more than 70 scholarship awards worth approximately $80,000 to students each year. The Foundation offers need-based, merit-based, program specific and general student support scholarships for Fall and Spring semesters annually.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.
LTC, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.
Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.
*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Follow-up Report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.