Weiler named a 2022 New Century Workforce Scholar
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College student Delaney Weiler, Wisconsin Rapids, has been named a 2022 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions on a national scale as they plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society.
“The Mid-State Foundation is very fortunate to work with organizations such as The Coca-Cola Foundation and PTK Honor Society to help our students reach their full potential through these scholarships,” said Mid-State Foundation & Alumni Director Jill Steckbauer. “The relief students experience when earning an award such as this makes a true impact on their future. We are so proud of Delaney for receiving this award.”
New Century Workforce Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Over 2,200 students were nominated from more than 1,200 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Workforce Scholar was selected from each state.
“I have struggled with dyslexia my whole life, and it means so much to me to be able to focus fully on my schoolwork, thanks to this scholarship,” Weiler said.
Weiler became a cadet firefighter at the age of fifteen, inspired to pursue a career that would allow her to help others with medical challenges after witnessing her mother’s battle cancer. “I wanted to help people when they were in their lowest time.”
Weiler went on to initiate many different programs to benefit her community. “I think my career goals are just the start of the ways that I will be able to help people in my life,” she added.
The New Century Workforce Scholars will be recognized in the fall.