Kaukauna Utilities is proud to help in the educational efforts of our community’s youth. Through this scholarship program, we have helped numerous local students with their continuing education. High school seniors, whose parents or legal guardians are customers of Kaukauna Utilities, are eligible for these scholarships. Kaukauna Utilities believes in supporting local students in their pursuit of continuing education.
Continuing Education Scholarship
Kaukauna Utilities is offering scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution in the fall. The scholarships may range in value from year to year. High school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are customers of Kaukauna Utilities are eligible for the scholarships. The scholarship guidelines and applications are available by contacting the guidance office at the following high schools:
- Fox Valley Lutheran High School
- Freedom High School
- Kaukauna High School
- Kimberly High School
- Little Chute High School
- St. Mary’s Central High School
- Wrightstown High School
- Xavier High School
Scholarship applications due March 1st, 2024.Scholarship Application
In 2023, Kaukauna Utilities awarded four continuing education scholarships to local high school seniors.
2023 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Kaukauna Utilities recently awarded three scholarships to graduating seniors from local high schools. Students who reside in the Kaukauna Utilities service area are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
A $2,000 award was presented to Liz Lamers, a senior in the class of 2023 at Kaukauna High School. Liz plans to major in Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech in the fall.
A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Conner Born, a 2023 graduate of Wrightstown High School. Conner plans to study Engineering at Michigan Tech in the fall.
Joseph Uitenbroek, a 2023 graduate of Wrightstown High School, also received a $1,000 scholarship and will be studying Finance at UW-La Crosse.
Keegan Leick was the award recipient of our Lineworker Training Scholarship. Keegan is a Wrightstown High School 2023 Graduate and is going to NWTC for Electrical Power Distribution & Gas Utility Construction & Service.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!
Lineworker Training Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship is available to a high school junior or senior who is interested in pursuing a career as an electric line technician and will enroll in the Electrical Power Distribution Program at one of the five technical colleges in Wisconsin that offer the program:
- Blackhawk Technical College
- Chippewa Valley Technical College
- Milwaukee Area Technical College
- Moraine Park Technical College
- Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Applicants whose parents or legal guardians are customers of Kaukauna Utilities are eligible for the scholarships. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. The utility offers job shadowing opportunities for anyone interested in a skilled labor career such as lineman, electrician, meter technician etc. Contact us at 920-766-5721 for more information.
Educational Opportunities for Lineworkers
The Electrical Power Distribution courses at the schools listed above range from 9 – 12 months in length and cost about $4,000 for the entire program. An additional expense of $1,000 – $1,500 to purchase supplies that can be used in the start of a career as a lineworker (work boots, harness belt, line tools, climbing stir-ups etc.) may be incurred. In most programs, financial aid is available to qualified individuals.
A graduate of an Electrical Power Distribution course will have the potential for entry-level employment as a line technician trainee for electric utilities, telephone companies and related businesses. Graduates may also seek employment as a URD installer, line construction worker, electrical meter reader, pole inspection worker and line clearance tree trimmer. A graduate of the program can also become an installer/maintainer of underground systems and a technician in an electric generating plant.
In most circumstances, a graduate of this course will then seek an apprenticeship, which can vary in length, to become a journey lineworker, high-voltage line technician, substation maintenance worker or electrician.
Because apprenticeships can vary for each job specialization, interested individuals should contact a course director at the above technical colleges, a local utility or contractor for more details about area programs.