• $500 Mid-State scholarship awarded to Lincoln High School student

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    November 05, 2018

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – One lucky participant in Mid-State Technical College’s Program Showcase was presented with a $500 scholarship on Nov. 2 following the career exploration event. Lincoln High School student Jasmine Pleet was selected by random drawing to receive the scholarship after attending Program Showcase on Oct. 23. The event drew over 425 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from area schools.


    The scholarship may be applied to tuition at Mid-State any time through Pleet’s graduation year. When asked how she feels about winning the scholarship, Pleet said, “It’s pretty cool—I’m interested in health sciences and would like to get a head start on my nursing career.” Pleet, who has always been drawn to nursing, added that a lot of her family is in the medical field. Her plans include applying her scholarship to the Nursing Assistant program at Mid-State. 


    Program Showcase is a popular annual event that invites area high school students to experience hands-on demonstrations of many of Mid-State’s over 65 programs as well as learn about dual credit opportunities and applying for scholarships. Students from Adams-Friendship High School, Marshfield High School and Lincoln High School attended this year and were entered into the scholarship drawing.

    Mid-State Technical College Foundation director Jill Steckbauer (left) presents Lincoln High School student Jasmine Pleet with a $500 scholarship on Nov. 2. Also pictured (right) is Lincoln High School career and technical education coordinator Eric Siler.





    About Mid-State Technical College

    Mid-State, one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, offers associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates in a variety of high-demand fields. With campuses in Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids and a learning center in Adams, the college district serves a resident population of approximately 171,000. Mid-State’s supportive environment, state-of-the-art technology and faculty with professional experience in the fields they teach provide Mid-State graduates with real-world skills, knowledge, experience and confidence they need for an in-demand career. More than 9 in 10 Mid-State graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Visit the college’s website at mstc.edu.