$12,000 College Grants for Class of 2015

Freshmen have the opportunity to earn $12,000 for future college education, thanks to the Degree Program sponsored by the Wisconsin-based Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates and selected MPS high schools, including Bradley Tech.

Details of the plan include:
  • An opportunity for you to earn a $12,000 scholarship to go to a Wisconsin college or university!
  • You don’t need to apply – all first-time 9th graders at this school have been selected
  • It doesn’t matter how much money your family makes – you’ve been selected
  • It is not a loan – you don’t have to pay it back
  • Graduate with a regular diploma from an eligible MPS high school by August 30, 2015
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher at time of graduation
  • Attend school regularly with a cumulative attendance record of 90% or higher at time
  • of graduation
  • Freshmen are already getting involved with the program. Learn more at the Degree Project.

Tech Wrestlers Hope for Historic Season

This year’s Bradley Tech wrestling team may be the strongest in the school’s history. Just how good can Tech be? The team has 13 returning varsity athletes and a couple of freshman phenoms.

Included in this group are four returning state qualifiers: Travis Smith (135); Rodney Daniels (145); Vernon Rash (160); and John Jude (285).

Clearly this is the deepest and most talented team Tech has had in a long time. However, several injuries to key team members and strong competition must be overcome to realize team and individual goals.

When asked how he felt about the upcoming season head coach Craig Bevilacqua said, “We have a chance to see individuals win state titles and the team as a whole has the ability to make it to the team state championships. But the guys need to dedicate themselves and work really hard to make that happen."

Senior standout Vernon Rash seconds his coach’s hopes and concerns, “Everybody just needs to take care of their business, work hard every day, and focus on getting better.”

The coaching staff hopes that our wrestlers will live up to their potential and make the Tech family proud. Please do what you can to support our wrestlers as they begin their journey and come check out this year’s first tournament here at Tech on Saturday, December 3. Wrestling begins at 10:00 am.

Mr. Roulette

Press Release: The Degree Project

Scott Jansen
Bradley Tech Commission, Chair
414-905-0107 (office)

Jody Bloyer
Assistant Principal in Charge
414-212-2405 (office)



Milwaukee, WI, November 17, 2011… Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School (Bradley Tech) announced Thursday that it will be offering all first-time 2011 9th graders an opportunity to earn a college scholarship of up to $12,000, courtesy of The Degree Project. The scholarship was made possible through a partnership between the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates (Great Lakes) and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).

First-time Bradley Tech 9th graders, due to graduate in 2015, will be automatically awarded the $12,000 college scholarship as long as they maintain a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average and 90 percent attendance rate through graduation.

“With graduation rates for students of color in Milwaukee at an all-time low, this is a real positive shot of energy for college prospects at Bradley Tech,” said 8th Assembly District State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, who was in attendance for the scholarship announcement to all 9th grade students at Bradley Tech Thursday.

Bradley Tech is 1 of 18 Milwaukee Public Schools that has been selected by the Degree Project for the scholarship. Only current 9th grade students from the 18 selected schools may be eligible for the scholarship come graduation in 2015.

The scholarship can be used by students for a number of means during college including, but not limited to, tuition, fees, books and housing expenses.

Assistant Principal in Charge Jody Bloyer added “this is one of the biggest opportunities for high school students anywhere, and we’re thrilled to be able to give our students a head-start for college.”

The Degree Project is designed to pave the way for high school students to attend a two-year, four-year or technical college to further their education.

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