Oshkosh Corp. Boosts Promise Program

Oshkosh Corp. Boosts Promise Program

| By: Britten, Casey

A $50,000 gift from the Oshkosh Corporation Foundation pushed the fundraising total to more than $250,000 for the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation toward the Promise program.

The FVTC Promise program is designed to provide free tuition and books for students planning to attend the college in fall of 2017. High school seniors in the college’s district who qualify for free or reduced school meals during the 2016-17 academic year may become a Promise scholar the following year at FVTC. They must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher during their final year of high school.

In addition, the initiative is set up to help address a major shortage throughout the region for skilled talent in a variety of workforce sectors. Area employers continue to struggle to find the right skill sets that align with their workplace objectives. Lower-income students who become Promise scholars will gain an advantage toward a better quality of life through earning a technical education.

Once enrolled at FVTC, Promise scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and participate in community service activities as a college student.

The first step in becoming a Promise scholar is to compete an Interest Form.

The FVTC Foundation’s goal is to impact about 3,000 students over five years by also reaching $1 million raised. The public is invited to learn more about the Promise program by attending an upcoming information session.

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