Each and every day, our donors have a significant impact on our learners, our businesses and our communities by lending their support to the NTC Foundation. Their generosity takes many forms and provides for student scholarships and emergency assistance funds, capital projects and other student-focused initiatives.

We believe it is essential that we help students who need support pursuing their college education. A number of philanthropists and generous community members who value higher education and enjoy supporting help us achieve this. There are many ways to give and each is vital. Join them in making a difference in the lives and success of our students.

Donors Inspire and Create Change

Behind every scholarship is the story of a generous donor who wished to inspire the next generation of students. While these stories are unique to each donor, their collective impact is united through the success of our students. Donors do more than provide financial support, they create a ripple effect of hope as scholarship recipients cross our graduation stage.

Lori Weyers gives a student the Lori Weyers Presidential Scholarship

Dr. Lori Weyers…“We are the college that cares.”

Dr. Lori Weyers served as NTC’s President from 2006–2021 and during that time made a significant impact on the lives of countless students.
A student receives the Beth Ferrel Memorial Scholarship

Beth Ferrel Memorial Scholarship

Beth Ann Brigson Ferrel dedicated her life to serving others through her chosen profession of counseling.
A student receives one of the Frickenstein Scholarships

Jerry and Mary Frickenstein Scholarships

Jerry and Mary Frickenstein are long-time friends of NTC and are often seen on their daily walk in the neighborhood surrounding the College.
Brad Gast stands next to a student who received the Scott and Lucas Gast Scholarship. A young girl stands in front of them.

Scott and Lucas Gast Scholarship

The Scott and Lucas Gast Scholarship was established in 2013 by NTC staff member, Dr. Brad Gast, in memory of his father, Scott, and son, Lucas.
Three donors stand next to a student at the Donors Reception

Paul & Jean Pearson Family Scholarship

When Paul was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, the family thought that a scholarship through the NTC Foundation would be the most meaningful gift they could give to him and Jean.
Craig Alwin

Craig Alwin Memorial Scholarship

In June of 2018 Craig was diagnosed with cancer and passed away two months later. Shortly before his death, he stated his one regret was not being around longer to help spread the message of tolerance and peace to the next generation.
Buzzy S. Harknes

Buzzy S. Harkness Nursing Scholarship

The Buzzy S. Harkness Nursing Scholarship was established in 2019, about a year before her passing. Buzzy Harkness received an RN degree in 1961 from a 3-year Milwaukee County Hospital program and was a nurse in Wausau for 35 years. She had an enjoyable, long retirement and continued to serve others in many ways, including as a parish nurse.

Scholarships Awarded

620

Awarded in 2017–2018

Scholarship Money Awarded

$400,000

Awarded in 2017–2018

Student Emergency Grants Given

80

Given in 2017–2018

Make a Gift

Thank you for considering a gift to the NTC Foundation. Donations are an investment in the success of our students and communities. There are several ways to contribute your time, talent and treasure.