A Sister Bay youth who lost her father to cancer gets a needed scholarship

Sister Bay student keeps her dreams of being a teacher on track through UW-Madison's "Bucky's Tuition Promise" program.


By Terry Kovarik


A new tuition program at U-W Madison is keeping Mackenzie Straub’s dreams of becoming a teacher alive. Paying for college seemed to be out of reach when her father died from cancer and the family’s menswear store closed. Now, Straub’s dream is getting a big boost from Bucky’s Tuition Promise a program that provides free tuition to qualifying students.



To qualify, a student’s family income must be $56,000 or less. Straub also qualified for other scholarships and financial aid. Those are also factored in when the “Bucky’s Tuition Promise” aid is determined. Straub thinks that’s a good idea so the program can help other students.



The program will cover four years of tuition for Straub. That only leaves room and board to be paid for and she’s earning that over summer and during semester breaks. Click here for more information on Bucky’s Tuition Promise.

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