• Mid-State awards $500 scholarship to SPASH student

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    March 11, 2019

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College has awarded a $500 scholarship to one lucky participant in its Feb. 20 Program Showcase. Brett Shuda, a sophomore at Stevens Point Area High School (SPASH), was presented with the scholarship on March 6, 2019, following the career exploration event. Shuda was selected by random drawing to receive the scholarship from among over 400 high school sophomores who attended the event on the College’s Wisconsin Rapids Campus.


    The scholarship may be applied to tuition at Mid-State any time through Shuda’s graduation year. Currently involved in the Computer Science Club at SPASH, Shuda says he enjoys “anything IT related” and plans to go into computer science after high school, possibly even the Software Developer apprenticeship offered through 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 60 programs as well as learn about Dual Credit opportunities and applying for scholarships. Students from Adams-Friendship High School and SPASH attended this year and were entered into the scholarship drawing.


    Mid-State Technical College Foundation Director Jill Steckbauer, right, presents SPASH student Brett Shuda with a $500 scholarship on March 6. Also pictured, left, is Ryan Kawski, career and technical education coordinator at SPASH.



    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 Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids, the College district serves a resident population of approximately 171,370. 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.


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