More than $5,000 was donated to the Moraine Park Foundation by the Alliant Energy Foundation, providing seven $750 scholarships to Moraine Park Technical College students for the 2009-10 academic year.
The scholarships were awarded to the following individuals who are enrolled in Moraine Park’s Electrical Power Distribution technical diploma program: Tyler Antisdel, a 2008 graduate of Johnson Creek High School; Steven Bryan, a 2009 graduate of Phillips High School; Dillon Gorman, a 2009 graduate of Mosinee High School; Joseph Mathweg, a 2009 graduate of St. Mary's Springs High School in Fond du Lac; and Joshua Toutant of Fox Lake, a returning adult student.
In addition, two students in the Information Technology – Technical Support Specialist associate of applied science degree program also received scholarships: Alvin Cary, a 2009 graduate of Fond du Lac High School, and Sarah Strand of Green Lake, a returning adult student.
The Alliant Energy Foundation has been providing scholarships to Moraine Park students for more than 20 years.
“We are pleased to provide scholarships for promising young adults to support their higher education goals and help them get started on their future path,” said Julie Bauer, Alliant Energy Foundation executive director. “It is important that we support them as they will be leaders of our next generation and a critical part of tomorrow’s workforce.”
“The unmet financial need of Moraine Park students is annually over $3 million,” said Dr. Sharon Nevins Holmes, vice president of marketing and college advancement. “Donations to the Moraine Park Foundation, like the generous donation from the Alliant Energy Foundation, make it possible for students to complete their education and as graduates become valuable members of our community workforce in high-skill/high-wage occupations. We appreciate Alliant Energy supporting these students.”
The Moraine Park Foundation, Inc., is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. Its purpose is to solicit, receive and administer gifts, bequests and property for the development, promotion and benefit of Moraine Park. The Foundation awards 125-150 scholarships annually. For more information, contact Dr. Sharon Nevins Holmes, Moraine Park vice president of marketing and college advancement, at 920-924-6326 or visit www.morainepark.edu/foundation.