The Upper Mississippi Manufacturing Alliance (TUMMA) is offering multiple $500 scholarships for new students entering Western Technical College. Students pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing-related programs are encouraged to apply. View a poster for a list of programs and more information.

TUMMA Members were proud to award their first-ever Organization Manufacturing Scholarships in 2020.  Since then, students from Bangor, Holmen, Onalaska, Arcadia, GET, Tomah, Adams Friendship, La Crosse Central, Sparta, and Houston (MN) High Schools have benefited from this valuable manufacturing career award.  We look forward to awarding another year of valuable scholarships to the talented, career-minded young adults of our region!

We are excited to share the link of the following TUMMA Members offering scholarships as well to assist young adults entering manufacturing career-related fields.

Mitotec Precision


To apply for the TUMMA scholarships, complete the application and submit it to the Western Technical College Foundation Office.

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Complete just one online application to be eligible for Foundation scholarships. Two references are required which will be requested through email in the application process.


For assistance or more information, contact Western Foundation Office at 608-785-9487.

Scholarships Awarded since 2020:

FirstLastProgramHigh SchoolFirst Term
IsaacElsenWelding & FabricationHolmenFall ’20
Precision Machining & Programming
IT-Cybersecurity & Network Admin (Spring 21)
SpartaFall ’20
DylanKnudtsonPrecision Machining & ProgrammingBangorFall ’20
DylonLyonsWelding & FabricationOnalaskaFall ’20
SamuelSteindorfManufacturing Systems Maintenance Tech
Precision Machining & Programming
OnalaskaFall ’20
EmanuelCruzWelding & FabricationArcadiaFall ’21
KadeGnewikowElectromechanicalTomahFall ’21
CalebHamiltonWelding & FabricationAdams FriendshipFall ’21
WilliamHeadWelding & FabricationCentralFall ’21
CharlesKoscianskiWelding & FabricationHolmenFall ’21
WyattOlsonWelding & FabricationCashtonFall ’21
BrennenZaisWelding & FabricationElk MoundFall ’21
JonathanBaumlerMechatronics & Robotic Engineering TechCentralFall ’22
AydanFlorinPrecision Machining & ProgrammingHoustonFall ’22
JackLawtonPrecision Machining & ProgrammingAquinasFall ’22
AdamMillerElectromechanical TechLoganFall ’22
JerrenBraunWelding & FabricationMelrose-MindoroFall ’23
BlakeHatlanElectromechanical TechWestbyFall ’23
AlexMcDonaldMechatronics & Robotic Engineering TechRichland CenterFall ’23
JonathonPreussWelding & FabricationWonewoc CenterFall ’23
EricKendallMechanical DesignCentralSpring ’23


First Annual 2023 Award Winners:

Pictured: Chip Thompson (STEM), Nate Madsen (STEM), Matt Olson (Manufacturing), Dawn Pierce (CTEC)

School District Career Pathways Partner Award

Tomah has always been a strong advocate for Career & Technical Education as well as Manufacturing. Not only do they advocate for continuous improvement within their Technology Education department to keep up with the ever-changing needs of industry, and their educators continually advocate for increased student opportunities that include dual enrollment, career-based learning experiences, work-based learning experiences, and participation in career and technical student’s organizations.

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