Lakeshore Technical College Student Government Association Creates Scholarships for Veterans



Pictured left to right: Kyle Pate, SGA Secretary; Tsion Purtell, SGA Vice President; Tammie Stahl, LTC student engagement specialist/SGA advisor and Tania Brown, SGA President.


The LTC Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Team recently helped establish the “Our Stars” Scholarship for Student Veterans and held a Support Our Stars fundraiser to directly fund the new scholarship.

The SGA team designed stars that could be purchased to honor veterans, and displayed the stars in the LTC cafeteria. Support Our Stars was held during the week of November 6-10, 2017 with the initial goal of raising $500. The team raised over $700 that week.

“The SGA team wanted to do something that would directly benefit veterans who are LTC students,” said Tammie Stahl, student engagement specialist/SGA advisor. “We also wanted it to be a legacy service project that will continue to be a focus of the LTC SGA annually.”

The “Our Stars” Scholarship will be awarded in the fall of each year with the first scholarships being awarded in 2018. One $500 scholarship will be distributed as well as one $250 scholarship. New and returning student veterans who have been honorably discharged from the military are eligible for the scholarship. Complete eligibility criteria can be found at

Donations to the “Our Stars” Scholarship are appreciated year-round. Contact Katie Willinger, LTC Foundation director, for more information at 920.693.1247.

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 is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

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

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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