Ripon College adds Brown, Outagamie counties to its commitment to regional neighbors
Ripon College is expanding its Local Commitment Award outreach to two additional counties in Wisconsin — Outagamie County and Brown County.
Two years ago, Ripon College launched its Local Commitment Award, offering financial assistance of up to $34,000 per year to students who graduated from high school in the four counties immediately surrounding the campus. The first awards were presented to students applying for the 2020-2021 academic year and who had attended high school in Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake or Winnebago counties. They also could apply for additional need-based financial aid.
The number of students from the four counties who have been admitted to Ripon has been increasing since the start of the initiative. “We attribute much of that to this strategy to back a private education affordable to students in our own backyard,” said Jennifer Machacek, vice president for enrollment. Because of this success, Ripon College is expanding its outreach to two additional counties in Wisconsin — Outagamie County and Brown County.
All students from the six designated counties who apply for the 2022-2023 academic year and are admitted to Ripon College qualify immediately for the Local Commitment Award.
“Ripon College delivers a high-quality education at almost the same cost as schools in the University of Wisconsin system,” said Zach Messitte, Ripon’s president. “At Ripon, all of our students receive financial assistance, either in the form of scholarships or direct aid. Our
mission remains true to educating Wisconsin’s best and brightest.”
Qualifying High Schools:
- Brown County: Pulaski High School; Oneida Nation High School; Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Niagara; Denmark High School; De Pere High School; Phantom Knight School of Opportunity, De Pere; Ashwaubenon High School; Bay Port High School, Green Bay; Beth Haven Academy, Green Bay; Green Bay East High School; Bay City Baptist School, Green Bay; Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Green Bay; Preble High School, Green Bay; Notre Dame Academy, Green Bay; Providence Academy, Green Bay; Southwest High School, Green Bay; John Dewey Academy Of Learning, Green Bay; Green Bay West High School; West De Pere High School; Wrightstown High School.
- Outagamie County: Little Chute High School; Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton; Appleton Technical Academy; Little Chute Career Pathways; Tesla Engineering Charter School, Appleton; Shiocton High School; Appleton Central High School; Appleton West High School; Renaissance School for the Arts, Appleton; Wisconsin Connections Academy, Appleton; Hortonville High School; Appleton High School East; Seymour High School; Kimberly High School; Valley New School, Appleton; Appleton eSchool; Freedom High School; Xavier High School, Appleton; Appleton North High School; Kaukauna Senior High School.
- Dodge County: Beaver Dam High School; Central Wisconsin Christian High School; Dodgeland High School; Horicon High School; Hustisford High School; Lomira High School; Luther Preparatory School; Maranatha Baptist Academy High School; Mayville High School; Randolph High School; Watertown High School; Waupun High School; Wayland Academy.
- Fond du Lac County: Campbellsport High School; Fond du Lac High School; Fond du Lac Christian High School; Horace Mann High School; Laconia High School; Oakfield High School; Ripon High School; St. Lawrence Seminary High School; St. Mary’s Springs Academy; Winnebago Lutheran Academy.
- Green Lake County: Berlin High School; Green Lake High School; Markesan High School; Princeton High School.
- Winnebago County: Lourdes Academy; Menasha High School; Neenah High School; Omro High School; Oshkosh North High School; Oshkosh West High School; St. Mary Central High School; Valley Christian High School; Winneconne High School.
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