IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship

The IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship aims to increase access to education and make a two-year associate degree from Blackhawk Technical College possible for a student of color who faces financial barriers to post-secondary education.

Funded by the Blackhawk Technical College Foundation, the IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship recipients will receive funds to cover tuition, fees and required materials as well as a cost-of-living stipend.

Recipients also will be engaged with a paid internship within their related field of study and receive support from a college faculty mentor.

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To Apply

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Teachers, employers, organizations, alumni and others are invited to nominate a student for the IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship. Please complete the referral form and our IDEAL Scholarship Coordinator will reach out. Nominations are not required for students to be eligible for the scholarship. If you'd like to refer a student, please complete the form by April 30.


The Blackhawk Technical College Foundation seeks to partner with alumni, businesses and friends to sustain the IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship program. Donors provide an enduring legacy while also being part of a transformational change for a Blackhawk student. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Lisa Hurda, Foundation Director, at 608-757-7704 or You also can make a donation online at


Blackhawk Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to manage inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator/Equal Opportunity Office, 6004 S. County Road G, P.O. Box 5009, Janesville, WI 53547-5009, (608) 757-7796 or (608) 757-7773, WI Relay: 711

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