Our students benefit from over 500 scholarship opportunities at CVTC. Scholarships impact student success by reducing the financial burden of education and allow students to find more time and energy to focus on studies rather than spending time working.
Scholarships are often funds that have been donated In memory or honor of an individual(s) or by an individual, family, organization and/or business. As a donor, you can set criteria for your scholarship and have many options available. Donors can choose the specific programs, county/ city of residence of the student, current student vs incoming high school student, GPA, financial need criteria, etc.
"I am honored to receive a scholarship, and would like to express my sincere thank you to the donors for their generosity. This has allowed me to continue my dream of becoming a dental hygienist."
Amber, Dental Hygienist Student
Scholarship donors are invited to attend a reception each spring to meet their student recipients and see firsthand the impact their contribution has on students.
There are two types of scholarship opportunities offered through CVTC Foundation, Inc., to which donors can choose to contribute: annual and endowed.
Annual scholarships are contributed to each year by donors. They are also disbursed to students on a yearly basis for a set amount. Individual scholarships can vary in amount awarded and criteria.
Endowed scholarships are a one-time, upfront contribution ($10,000 minimum). In this type of scholarship, the Foundation invests the funds and awards a scholarship each year based on the interest earned. Pending the market, we are typically able to award one $500 scholarship annually into perpetuity.
Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund is a fund dedicated to helping students in financial need during a time of crisis, allowing them to continue on their educational journey without interruption. All students enrolled at CVTC are eligible for this grant as an opportunity to offset a crisis situation that could negatively impact their educational goals.
$43,000 in emergency funding distributed // 84 students served
Being in school, living on my own, and working has not been easy to do with everything going on. This grant is going to be a huge game changer in financials, and I’m so excited for school to start in the fall!
— Brianna T
Student Success Fund
This fund is dedicated to securing unrestricted contributions that enable CVTC to focus on pressing needs and provide a solid foundation upon which to sustain programs and embark on new initiatives. The fund supports scholarships for students, equipment for training students, and new program initiatives to advance the mission of the College.
Previous projects funded:
- Testing and Materials Fees
- Starlink Satellite Internet
- Amazon Wishlists for Classrooms and Hygiene Products
- Emergency To-Go Bags for Students in Crisis
- Student Housing Feasibility Study
Student Food Pantry
The Student Food Pantry, located at the Business Education Center, is available for all students experiencing food insecurity while pursuing their degrees. To use the pantry, all they need is their student ID. The food pantry can supply grocery bags, but bringing your own reusable grocery bag is encouraged. Through a partnership with Feed My People, pantry products are collected through donations from the campus and community.
Volunteers are needed to staff the food pantry during regular business hours. To volunteer, please contact Student Life.
- 40% of CVTC Students report challenges with finances and financial aid
- 61% of CVTC students receive financial aid
- 35% of CVTC students receive a pell grant
3,200lbs of Food Provided // Over 300 Students Served
CVTC’s FastTrack program provides an opportunity for adults to earn their high school credential—GED or HSED—in two weeks or less. Students attend class all day for as many days as needed. Since this program began in 2021, 78 of the 89 adults who participated have earned their GED or HSED, and 18 of those transitioned into a CVTC program within two semesters. FastTrack programs have been run in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and River Fall.