Nursing Student Knew Blackhawk Was the Right Path
February 21, 2023
As a pharmacy technician for nearly a decade, Nicole Webnar interacted frequently with nurses who had attended Blackhawk and said they felt better equipped as nurses than some of their counterparts who attended other colleges.
“Everything I heard about the Nursing program at Blackhawk was positive,” she said.
Those encounters and a feeling that she was meant for a different career prompted Nicole to enroll at Blackhawk and pursue a career in nursing with aid from three scholarships through the Blackhawk Foundation: the Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship, the Dr. Gregg and Helen Dickinson Scholarship and the Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholarship.
These scholarships mean someone believes in her and her future in nursing, she said.
Besides being local, Nicole found that the tuition at Blackhawk was much cheaper than other area schools, and she knew it would offer a more personalized experience and better access to instructors.
“It also provided me more time to focus on my studies and spend time with my family rather than worry about how I was going to pay for tuition,” she said.
With two little boys at home, Nicole had to learn how to balance school, homework and family life, which was not without its difficulties, but she learned to depend on her support system to make things work.
Planning to graduate in the spring, Nicole would like to stay local with her degree and give back to her community.
For more information on scholarships offered at Blackhawk Technical College, visit blackhawk.edu/scholarships.
Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship
The Alpha Delta Kappa - Omicron Chapter of Monroe, Wisconsin, provides the Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship. The Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization for female educators. A $500 scholarship is awarded to one student each fall. Students must be a resident of Green County and must be enrolled (or will be enrolling) in any program. Students can either be enrolled as part-time (minimum six credits) or full-time students and the scholarship is available to new or continuing students. Preference shall be given to students showing financial need.
Ben Dickinson Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship
Dr. Gregg & Helen Dickinson established the Ben Dickinson Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship in October 2022 to encourage and financially support students pursuing their post-secondary education at Blackhawk Technical College, in honor of their son, Ben. A $2,500 scholarship is awarded to four students each fall, payable $1,250 each semester, distributed to two students in the advanced manufacturing-related field; one student in the health sciences field; one student in the dental hygiene or dental assisting field. Students must be enrolled (or will be enrolling) in a Manufacturing, Health Sciences, or Dental Hygiene program at Blackhawk Technical College. Students can either be enrolled as part-time (minimum six credits) or full-time students and must be in good academic standing. The scholarship is available to new or continuing students and preference shall be given to students showing financial need.
Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholarship
The Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholarship targets high-achieving students who have been admitted into the nursing program at Blackhawk Technical College with the goal of growing our own nursing students to fill anticipated nursing shortages in Green and Rock Counties and retaining top talent in our communities. First-year Parker Nursing Scholar award recipients are eligible for a $1,000 maximum scholarship award, awarded $500 each semester. Second-year Parker Nursing Scholar (continuing first-year scholarship recipients) are eligible for an additional $1,500 scholarship award, awarded $750 each semester. Students must be enrolled (or will be enrolling) in the Nursing program at Blackhawk Technical College. Students can either be enrolled as part-time (minimum six credits), or full-time students and preference shall be given to students showing financial need. Students must be in good academic standing with a 2.75 GPA. All scholarship recipients must sign a letter of intent stating that they will work in Rock or Green counties upon graduation from the program and all scholarship recipients must sign a letter of intent committing to volunteer service in a hospice care or equivalent approved setting prior to graduation.