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Messages from the LWTech Foundation
Bright Futures for Students and Industry
Laura Wildfong, LWTech Foundation President
Dear Friends,
We are grateful for your continued generous support of the Foundation! Together, we are engaging businesses and the community in supporting LWTech, its students, and its work in building a strong economy and community. Thank you!
As a result of your giving, the
year, the Foundation provided more than $45,000 to instructional programs across campus for necessary materials, equipment and projects; professional development opportunities for faculty; and opportunities for students to compete in regional and national competitions related to their field of study.
Student Emergency Fund
The student emergency fund provides emergency financial assistance to students in crisis situations, enabling them to continue to pursue their academic and career goals when unexpected obstacles and barriers arise. The most common needs for this support are assistance with tuition, school supplies, rent and emergency housing, food, utilities, trasnportation costs (gas and bus passes), medical needs, and childcare. This year, the Foundation was able to assist 38 students with emergency financial assistance with an average award of $425 per student.
Together, we are making a difference in our community! Thank you for your incredible investment in LWTech.
Foundation raised a record- breaking $675,000 for student scholarships, program
support, the student emergency fund at LWTech, and ongoing offerings. Highlights include:
Student Scholarships
Assisting students with the high cost of tuition, books, and program-related materials and equipment is the heart and soul of the Foundation’s work. During the 2016–2017 academic year, the Foundation proudly awarded a total of $248,901 in merit and need-based scholarship support to 214 highly motivated, hardworking students.
Program Support
The Foundation is pleased to support LWTech’s hands-on, workforce-ready and innovative learning opportunities and programs of study. During the 2016–2017 academic

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