The Blackhawk Scholars program allows you to continue your education at Blackhawk Technical College while gaining valuable work experience with local employers. Blackhawk Scholars can work part- or full-time in a position related to their field of study. They will receive a minimum wage of $12 per hour and may be eligible for tuition reimbursement or stipend at the employer’s discretion.
In addition, Blackhawk Scholars must remain in good standing as an employee of the sponsoring employer. Blackhawk Scholars must also permit BTC to release academic progress reports and semester grade reports to the sponsoring employer.
Blackhawk Scholars Application
Each semester, the sponsoring employer and Blackhawk Technical College will evaluate student work and academic performance. Students are responsible for reporting their grades and other college information to the Internship Specialist AND the sponsoring employer, in a timely manner, each semester.
Sponsoring employers may expect Blackhawk Scholars to take additional courses and/or to meet other academic or work standards as a part of their sponsorship requirements.
Blackhawk Scholars are subject to losing their sponsorship for not complying with College/academic program policies, procedures and requirements and/or for not complying with the sponsoring employer’s policies, procedures and requirements. Blackhawk Scholars in violation of College policies and procedures may be subject to the consequences associated with that specific policy or procedure.
If your GPA falls below 2.5, you will lose your Blackhawk Scholars sponsorship.
Exceptions to this will be dealt with on an individual basis with agreement from the sponsoring employer, Blackhawk Technical College and the student. Should a Blackhawk Scholar lose their sponsorship, the student may continue at the College, if the student is not subject to the College’s established academic suspension policy
Interested in becoming a Blackhawk Scholar sponsoring employer?