It is the desire of the WETC
to offer support in the form of a scholarship made available to members
and their immediate family who wish to further their education through
secondary and post-secondary schooling.
Knowledge in any field is key to the
future, not only in the electrical trade, but also in the broad range of
fields available to our young people today.
Each year, the Board of
Directors of the WETC allots an amount from the general treasury to be
awarded as a fixed number of non-renewable scholarships. Currently the
WETC offers two scholarship opportunities:
1. A general scholarship award
that is open to the dependent child or grandchild of a sponsorwho is a
current member of the Wisconsin Electrical Trades Council, Inc. or is
employed by a current member of the Wisconsin Electrical Trades Council,
Inc. in the year in which the scholarship application is filed. The
sponsor must be employed or directly involved in the electrical trade or
2. An Electro-Mechanical,
Electrical or Lineman's (EMELS) Scholarship award that is awarded to
anyone who is entering a college or technical school program for
purposes of obtaining a degree or certificate of completion for
employment in the electro-mechanical, electrical engineering or
lineman's field. The EMELS Scholarship does
not recognize participation in an employer paid or reimbursed program as
meeting the criteria of this scholarship.
General Requirements for scholarship application:
1. Must be a high
school senior or an undergraduate college or technical school student.
2. Plans to be a
full-time student for the upcoming school year in an undergraduate
degree program by an accredited college or university, or enrolled in a
vocational or technical school.
3. For the purposes
of the General scholarship the applicant must be a
dependent child or grandchild of a sponsor who is a current member of
the Wisconsin Electrical Trades Council, Inc. or is employed by a
current member of the Wisconsin Electrical Trades Council, Inc. in the
year in which the scholarship application is filed. The sponsor must be
employed or directly involved in the electrical trade or industry.
The application process begins on January 1st
of each year.
Application and evaluation forms are
available for printing from our website or by mail from the WETC office.
All application and evaluation forms must be
mailed or hand delivered to the WETC office - no faxed or e-mailed
applications or forms will be accepted. All items relative to the
application for a scholarship must be postmarked by April 15th
to be considered for an award.
For more information you may contact the WETC
(608) 464-3582 or (877) 836-WETC.
You may also contact us by e-mail at