Blackhawk Technical College receives $15,000 in donations

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

JANESVILLE —Blackhawk Technical College's Coins for Caring program recently received two donations totaling $15,000.

Students in need of emergency assistance may receive up to $100 for the semester.

Coins for Caring received a donation of $10,000 from Barbara Stauner of Rice Lake that will be used over the next four school years at $2,500 per year. Stauner is a frequent contributor to scholarship and aid programs throughout the Wisconsin Technical College System, according to a written release.

The Blackhawk Technical College Faculty Federation, another frequent contributor to student financial assistance, donated $5,000 to the program, according to the release.

“The Coins for Caring program is essential to BTC,'' wrote Kelli Cameron, director of the Blackhawk Technical College Foundation. “It provides key assistance to students faced with unexpected challenges and choices."

Often, the aid allows students to stay in school while paying for items such as bus passes, gas, food, utilities, health care and program expenses, according to the release.

“With the generous support of Ms. Stauner and the BTC Faculty Federation, we can help students stay on the right path to achieve their educational and career goals," Cameron wrote.

In early February, 21 students received a total of $2,100 from the program. Last semester, 102 students received $9,833 in assistance.

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