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CVTC students score national scholarships

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

CVTC students score national scholarships

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When Bethany Christianson’s instructor told students in her class to apply for a national scholarship, Christianson took a chance and applied.

Only 10 students throughout the United States would be awarded scholarships from the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, Christianson wasn’t expecting to be chosen, but since she was qualified, she applied.

Last week, Christianson, who graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College in May, was alerted that she is one of 10 chosen to receive a $500 scholarship.

Christianson, 20, now a surgical technologist at Oakleaf Surgical Hospital, said she’ll use the extra money to pay on student loans. The amount of money is generous, even more so, she’s surprised and proud to be chosen from likely a group of many from throughout the country.

Jack Winterroth, an automation engineering student, also received a national scholarship recently from NBT (Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs) Foundation—the charitable arm of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International.

Winterroth was one of 32 students pursuing manufacturing careers in the country to receive the scholarship. Winterroth will use the scholarship, a monetary amount between $1,500 and $2,500, toward his post-secondary education.

“We are pleased to award scholarships to these deserving students and are happy to assist them in reaching their academic goals,” said Edward Youdell, president of NBT, according to “They recognize that skilled manufacturing careers can be rewarding financially and fulfilling personally. The knowledge and skills they obtain will help them be more competitive in the current job market.”

Both scholarships had eligibility requirements, including a specified minimum GPA and enrollment in certain studies, among others.

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