IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship

Opening Doors to Education

IDEAL scholarship winner Gio Aceves

The IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship aims to increase access to education and make a degree from Blackhawk Technical College possible for an individual from a historically underrepresented group 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.


  • An individual from a historically underrepresented group
  • Facing financial barriers
  • May be a first-generation college student

Enrolled at Blackhawk in one of the following programs:

To Apply


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 Officer, 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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