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Allan Hilgemann Memorial Scholarship

Allan Hilgemann was an alumni of NTC, having graduated as part of the Machine Tool program in 1974. As a local business owner, all of Allan’s employees were NTC graduates hired from the Machine Tool program. He also served NTC for many years as a member of Machine...

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Believe You Can Achieve: Troy Doua Lee Wilcox Yang Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2019, in memory of Troy Doua Lee Wilcox Yang by friends and family. He was taken from this world too soon, yet still succeeded in his story, through challenging times, to graduate. He touched so many lives and though he can no...

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Beth Ferrel Memorial Scholarship

Beth Ann Brigson Ferrel dedicated her life to serving others through her chosen profession of counseling. Her career journey included time as an in-home family counselor, a therapist at an in-patient facility, and as the coordinator of the Family Crisis Center in...

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Buzzy S. Harkness Nursing Scholarship

The Buzzy S.Harkness Nursing Scholarship was established in 2019, about a year before her passing. Buzzy Harkness received an RN degree in 1961 from a 3-year Milwaukee County Hospital program and was a nurse in Wausau for 35 years. She had an enjoyable, long...

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Cassandra Holt Ravenscroft Scholarship

Cassandra “Cass” Ravenscroft was raised in San Jose, California and attended college at Fresno State University. She competed her Bachelors in three years and married her sweetheart, Buck, upon graduation. She went to work for Hewlett-Packard where she served as a...

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Central Wisconsin Club of Printing House Craftsmen Scholarship

The Central Wisconsin Club of Printing House Craftsmen is an organization dedicated to individuals in the printing and graphic arts industry. One of the primary purposes of the organization is the education of those in its membership. The Central Wisconsin Club...

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Clyde F. Schlueter Foundation Scholarship

The Clyde F. Schlueter Foundation was originally established and funded by the late Clyde F. Schlueter of Wausau as a private charitable foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote growth in character and service of young men and women in the greater...

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Craig Alwin Memorial Scholarship

A loving husband, father of four boys, and grandfather to fifteen grandchildren, Craig devoted 38 years to a career in social work where he tirelessly helped those in need. In June of 2018 Craig was diagnosed with cancer and passed away two months later. Shortly...

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Craig Opsahl Memorial Scholarship

Craig Opsahl was an NTC faculty member for over 20 years with the Machine Tool program at Northcentral Technical College. After Craig unexpectedly passed away in November 2018, NTC faculty and staff, family and friends combined efforts to establish this endowed...

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CW Paper-Brenda and Gene Davis Scholarship

Gene and Brenda Davis are outstanding community leaders, and former owners of CW Paper, who have dedicated many hours of volunteer service to the Wausau area. Gene was a long time NTC Foundation Board member and continues to serve as a volunteer with A Day for NTC...

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Dar Beca Scholarship

The Dar Beca Scholarship was created by Ron and Dorothy Gehring in 2019 during the NTC Employee Giving Campaign. The name “Dar Beca” is Spanish meaning “Give Scholarship” and reflects gratitude for NTC’s impact on all members of their immediate family who are alumni...

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Elaine Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

The Elaine Carpenter Memorial Scholarship was established in spring 2019 by Elaine’s daughter, Linda Kent, who is a faculty member at NTC. The reason Linda shared for using memorial dollars for a student scholarship is because she wanted to use it for something that...

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Ellen Kemnitz, CPA Memorial Scholarship

Ellen Kemnitz was an accounting instructor at the NTC Wausau Campus from 2000-2014. She led the Accounting Club and also ran the VITA program to promote an active learning environment for her students. Ellen’s family created this scholarship in her memory in 2019...

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Elmer and Carolyn Buhse Memorial Scholarship

The Elmer and Carolyn Buhse Memorial Scholarship was established by Carolyn in memory of her husband who passed away in 1980. Carolyn passed away in 2005, at the age of 92. She was known as a generous supporter of many causes, including the Wausau Hospital and the...

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Frank A. Sutton Memorial Scholarship

Frank (Butch) Sutton opened Sutton Transport in 1979 with his CDL and one power unit. Due to his tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit, Sutton Transport now operates more than 140 power units. With this scholarship Sutton Transport wishes to not only support the future...

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Greenheck Fan Corporation Scholarship

Founded by brothers, Bernie and Bob Greenheck in their garage, Greenheck Fan Corporation has grown into an international leader in manufacturing industrial fans and ventilation equipment. They are a major employer of NTC alumni and are a strong supporter of NTC...

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I Believe Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2019 by former NTC and NTC Alternative High School student, Nikkia McDuffy. This is her story: “I am partnering with my church, Thrive, in Wausau to start this scholarship. I decided to start this scholarship because I once was an...

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James J. & Bernice M. Scheel Memorial Scholarship

James J. and Bernice M. Scheel were lifelong residents of the Wausau area. They raised their only daughter less than a mile from the NTC Wausau campus. Jim and Bernice loved to help others in any way that they could. They instilled in their daughter the belief that...

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Jason Weiland Memorial Scholarship

The Jason Weiland Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Everest Metro Detective, Jason Weiland, who died in the line of duty on March 22, 2017. Jason’s friends took the lead in building this scholarship as a lasting tribute to his bravery and service to...

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Jerry and Mary Frickenstein Scholarships

Jerry and Mary Frickenstein are considered long-time friends of NTC and can often be seen on their daily walk in the neighborhood surrounding the College, or during the winter, strolling the halls. Jerry and Mary are also both NTC alumni and wished to give back to...

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John "Jack" Gauger/J & D Tube Benders Scholarship

John “Jack” Gauger was the original J in J & D Tube Benders. Along with Dane Felch (the D in J & D) they founded the company, which has continued to grow and thrive under the leadership of the next generation of Felch family members. When Jack passed away in 2018,...

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JX Truck Center-Marvin Strassburger Scholarship

JX is a family-owned, locally, operated group of full-service truck dealerships and support services. Founded in 1970, they have grown from a humble beginning with five employees to more than twenty dealerships across four states. This scholarship was established in...

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Kamran Hasan Annual Scholarship

The Kamran Hasan Scholarship was established in the fall of 2018 and presented for the first time at the November Scholars and Donors event. It is supported through a generous contribution from NTC partner K.A.H. and Associates and friend of the College, Kamran...

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Marshall McKillop Ravenscroft Scholarship

Marshall “Buck” Ravenscroft served in the United States Army as an Airborne Special Forces Green Beret. He moved to the Reserves when his oldest of three daughters was born and started a career sawing concrete for CWS in California. Buck’s grit, integrity and...

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Merrill Ice Draggers Scholarship

Merrill Ice Draggers Inc. is dedicated to providing a family-friendly winter drag racing experience like no other! Merrill Ice Drags were founded in 1965 so local men and women could continue to have automobile-type drag racing fun during the winter months. In 1970...

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NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Student Chapter Scholarship

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Local Student Chapter works closely with local, state and national builder’s organizations to support NTC Architectural Design & Technology students in their quest to become career oriented professionals. The NTC NAHB...

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NCWWDB (Norcentral Wisconsin Workforce Development Board) Employer of the Year Scholarship

The NCWWDB Employer of the Year Scholarship was established as an endowment in 2018 by the Northcentral Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. Its intent is to provide a scholarship to an NTC student who is pursuing a field of study which supports the industry...

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NTC Student Life Leadership Scholarship

The NTC Student Governing Board was one of several college clubs that saw A Day for NTC Students as an opportunity to create a lasting scholarship to assist students on their educational journey. The scholarship was originally established, as an endowment, in 2000,...

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Paul & Jean Pearson Family Scholarship

Paul and Jean Pearson met at a reunion for the NTC Architectural/Residential Design program, and were married for over twenty years. When Paul was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, the family thought that a scholarship through the NTC Foundation would be the most...

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Peg Van Beane Memorial Scholarship

The Peg Van Beane Memorial Scholarship was established by NTC President, Dr. Lori Weyers, to honor the memory of her aunt Peg, who was a life-long advocate for education.