Record-Breaking Year for Scholarships

Record-Breaking Year for Scholarships

The FVTC Foundation awarded nearly $1 million in 2022-23

| By: Britten, Casey

During the 2022-23 academic year, the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc. provided more financial assistance to FVTC students than ever before. A record-breaking $988,000 was distributed to students pursuing their education.

In total, 1,407 students received scholarships. These funds help students pay for tuition, books and required materials that ultimately help them stay in school and complete their degrees.

Since 2013, the Foundation has steadily increased its efforts to ensure more students who apply for scholarships receive one. Scholarship awards are up 125% and more than 100 new endowed scholarship funds have been created, allowing the Foundation’s resources to grow with students’ needs.

“The recent growth in the FVTC Foundation scholarship program is exciting because it means we can open the door to education for more potential students, and help current students stay on track to graduation,” explains Becky Boulanger, executive director of the FVTC Foundation. “We are fortunate that so many businesses and individuals throughout the FVTC district are generous in their commitment to student success, including many current and retired FVTC employees.”

Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has awarded more than $12.6 million. It currently administers more than 350 scholarship funds.