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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (August 17, 2022) – Skyward, a school administration software provider committed to helping K-12 leaders spend less time on tasks and more time with students, is excited to announce their scholarship winners from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Mid-State Technical College for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Three UW-Stevens Point students received scholarships from Skyward, making a total of 65 recipients to date. The recipients include Justice Chukwuemeka of Plover, Ariahna Johnson of Stevens Point, and Courtney Leising of Maple Grove, MN. All three students are pursuing majors in computer information systems. 

"Our partnership with Skyward provides invaluable support for students in computing and new media technologies,” said Tomi Heimonen, department chair. “The scholarships and the new Skyward Internship Center are great resources that aid students in completing their degrees at UW-Stevens Point, helping them gain first-hand experience in what a career in computing can offer before graduation."

Recipients from Mid-State include Noah Woyak of Stevens Point, Samuel Schmitz of Stevens Point, Samuel Downey of Custer, and Candice Kohlbeck of Marshfield. All students are pursuing degrees in IT software development. Since 2002, Skyward has supported students enrolled at Mid-State, with 60 scholarships awarded to date.

“Mid-State Technical College Foundation believes the support of individuals and businesses, such as Skyward, helps students achieve their dream of an in-demand career and helps defer the high cost of education,” said Jill Steckbauer, foundation and alumni director at Mid-State. “ Strong industry connection and continued partnership with Skyward and its employees helps us showcase careers right here in central Wisconsin

Skyward’s academic scholarships are funded through employee donations and company-matched contributions which are awarded to students receiving technology and business-related degrees. They represent Skyward’s ongoing commitment to education and long-standing tradition of supporting area academics and students.