Scholarships & Giving Programs
at Baldwin LightStream
At Baldwin LightStream we embrace citizenship and are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We actively provide telecommunications technology to schools and community organizations across St. Croix County, including the towns of Baldwin and Woodville, the villages of Hammond, Knapp, and Roberts, and the townships of Hudson and Troy.
We also support local organizations that emphasize education and youth. If you have an organization that needs technology support, please complete the application form in the link below. All requests must be received by November 30th to be considered for the following year.
Application for the Baldwin LightStream Giving Program
Although we know that you rely on donations to fund your projects, Baldwin LightStream is limited in the number of projects that we can support each year.
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Baldwin LightStream is proud to support local students who aspire to learn more within the technology field after high school graduation. We are leading the way with our communications technology in western Wisconsin, we look for students who are interested in being a future industry leader. With the rising cost of education, we know every little bit helps – so we are awarding $1000 annually to one student per school district who best matches our criteria. Scholarship applicants must be well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their school and community. If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you.
I. Scholarship Application Requirements:
- Who is eligible to apply for the Baldwin LightStream scholarship:
- Graduating Senior of Baldwin-Woodville High School, St. Croix Central High School, River Falls High School, Hudson High School.
- The applicant must be pursuing a career in a technology field
- The applicant must be accepted into their program of study in 2 year vocational program or 4 year bachelor program by the date of the application.
- The scholarship is to be used within the coming school year.
- Scholarship applicants must be well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their school and community.
Title page of application must include the following information:
- Name and location of collage/tech school you plan to attend
- Whether or not you have been accepted
- When you will start your schooling
- Field of study
- Desired occupation
Applicants must answer the following questions:
- What school activities have you been involved in:
- Write about special awards or roles
- Indicate all activities (clubs/sports) you have been involved in during grades 9 – 12
- What activities have you been involved in outside of school:
- Write about special awards or roles
- Write about involvement in 4-H, church youth groups, or other volunteer activities in your community
- Why are you deserving of this scholarship:
- Write about special talents, financial need, etc.
- What important facts should the committee consider in regards to you and the financing of your education:
- Are you going to be paying your own tuition costs
- Does your family have special circumstances
- Explain how you have been a positive influence in the classroom:
- Have you received decent grades?
- Are you a role model? Explain
- Have you gained the respect of your teachers? Explain
III. Application Deadline
- Applications must be completed and submitted by the due date determined by the scholarship committee
Selection and Presentation
- One scholarship award to be given annually in each school district.
- Scholarship amount is $1,000.
- The recipient to be chosen by the Scholarship Committee at each school district.
The scholarship will be presented at Awards Program by a representative of the school district or Baldwin LightStream. Payment will be made when the recipient shows proof of completion of first semester of study.
WSTF Scholarship Program
Considering the overwhelming evidence for the need and merit of privately supported scholarships, the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association established the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation, Inc. in April 1965.
The purpose of the Foundation, which is a non-profit organization, is to promote educational and scientific advancement by helping individuals obtain instructions or training to improve and develop their capabilities. The Foundation's scholarship program has grown tremendously since the first two awards of $500 each were made in 1966. Since its inception the Foundation has awarded over $1,541,000 in scholarships to over 1,220 students. The Foundation celebrated 50 years of awarding scholarships in 2016!