Foundation & Alumni

Making a difference together.

Scholarships, Donor Partnerships, and Alumni Benefits

Established in 1979, the Mid-State Foundation is a not-for-profit organization related to, but separate from, Mid-State Technical College. Funding priorities for the Foundation include student scholarships, student services, and special program support.

Visionary leadership has led the Foundation to assets of $3.5 million as of March 31, 2018, showing vast growth of its 1979 portfolio of $959. With the help of our generous donors, we’ve assisted over 4,000 students in achieving their academic goals during the past 37 years by distributing over $2.75 million in scholarships. During the previous fiscal year alone, over 300 students were assisted through scholarship and grant awards totaling over $250,000.

Alumni and Community Testimonial
It feels amazing to know that my donation is making a brighter future for students who are striving to make a better life for themselves. Supporting their dedication is the best way I can think of to strengthen my community.
Doug Wenzlaff, General Manager, Solarus
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Touch Lives. Invest in the Future.

Give to the Foundation

Giving to the Mid-State Foundation is one way to pay it forward and put your hard-earned resources to work, helping others achieve success and independence.

Mid-State transforms lives, creating "career-ready" employees who make an immediate impact in the community. But the students in our district start out with greater financial hurdles than almost any others in the state—in fact, nearly 80 percent of them receive some form of financial assistance to make school a possibility. The success of our mission comes down to generous gifts from people like you—who help keep our students enrolled and working toward a brighter future for themselves and our shared communities.

Alumni Connections

There are many great reasons for Mid-State alumni to stay in touch. Share your contact information so we can keep track of your successes after graduation and share resources and news with you.

Key Dates 2018–19
Application Window for Fall Awards

May 6, 2019 – June 21, 2019


September 2019

Apply for Scholarships

Explore Giving

The Foundation provides financial resources to students and supports Mid-State Technical College and its teaching and learning communities through the generosity of donors.

The Foundation strives to financially assist Mid-State students and support its teaching and learning communities.

  • Grow the permanently restricted endowment by $150,000 by June 30, 2020.
  • Ensure the Foundation is positioned for future success.
  • Develop and increase Foundation Board engagement.
  • Improve the transfer of information between the boards and staff of Mid-State Technical College and the Foundation.
July 15, 2019

Mid-State Technical College Accounting Instructor Susan Strautmann was recently appointed to the Wisconsin… Read More

July 11, 2019

After a successful Summer Manufacturing Camp this June, Mid-State Technical College is offering another chance for… Read More

June 26, 2019

Mid-State Technical College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester. This recognition is reserved… Read More

Mid-State Stats

Total students, nearly 8000
399 scholarships awarded to students, totaling nearly $240,000
98% of graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their education
94% of technical college graduates stay and work in Wisconsin.  Helping drive the state's local and regional economies.