The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation is giving area college students a head start toward success. The foundation is awarding $20,000 to help 28 students continue their education through its annual technical college scholarships.

This year’s scholarships will help students from across northeast and north central Wisconsin develop crucial skills as they work toward degrees in fields such as business management, engineering, software development, electric power distribution and natural gas utility construction. The young men and women receiving a scholarship include:

  • Moize Bigirimana (Green Bay)
  • Brookelin Chevalier (Kewaunee)
  • Jullian Cloutier (Sturgeon Bay)
  • Joshua Dvorak (Denmark)
  • Logan Elliott (Manitowoc)
  • Spencer Francois (De Pere)
  • Orlando Garcia Diaz (Green Bay)
  • Ryan Gorzlancyk (De Pere)
  • Landen Hemming-Kuehl (Kewaunee)
  • Erik Kalkofen (Goodman)
  • Ashton Kapla (Green Bay)
  • Brock Keil (Waupaca)
  • Christian Koch (Oconto)
  • Logan Koebel (Green Bay)
  • Aidan McAllister (Green Bay)
  • Mia Mocco (Algoma)
  • Makalynn Mraz (Reedsville)
  • Caleb Olcikas (Harshaw)
  • Rayn Peterson (Green Bay)
  • Wyatt Poquette (Menominee)
  • Kolby Ridderbusch (Rhinelander)
  • Randy Robles-Gamboa (Green Bay)
  • Keegan Severson (Green Bay)
  • Jennifer Soto Cortez (Green Bay)
  • Ayden Stangel (Kewaunee)
  • Cameron Strutz (Two Rivers)
  • Adam Wesolowski (De Pere)
  • Salina Yang (Green Bay)
Investing in student success

The WPS Foundation has been helping area students through its technical college scholarships for more than 55 years. They’re part of the foundation’s commitment to enhance education for students throughout northeast and north central Wisconsin. Since its founding, the WPS Foundation has donated more than $5.6 million in overall scholarships to support students in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Scholarship guidelines

The WPS Foundation partners with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) on its technical college scholarship program. High school seniors living in the WPS service area can receive scholarships of up to $750 each to attend one of six select WTCS schools in northeast and north central Wisconsin.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, school and community leadership, and financial need. Current high school seniors may apply for a 2023 scholarship next March.