The Precollege Scholarship Program allows students eligible for free or reduced-price meals from across the state to experience college life on a college campus while they are attending middle and high school.
- Students must be eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.
- Students must be in grades 6 - 12.
- Programs are available to eligible youth who meet the precollege admission requirements at the campus they chose to attend and based on availability.
- Students must complete the DPI Precollege Scholarship Application form and return it to the college campus.
- Students must receive verification from their middle or high school or a WEOP Education Specialist that they are eligible for free or reduce price meals.
Types of Precollege Programs
- The programs are offered at a variety of public and private colleges/universities in Wisconsin.
- The programs can be residential or non-residential.
- The programs must have either an academic or career emphasis.
- The length of the program varies from campus to campus.
- Programs are offered during the summer as well as during the school year.
2021-23 Participating Colleges/Universities: 2021-22 Precolleg Program Offerings
|College/University||Programs||Tentative Dates/Cycle||Contact Information|
|Alverno College||Girl's Academy of Science and Mathematics (Fall)||
|Girl's Academy of Science and Mathematics (Spring)||1/21/21- 6/10/21||https://www.alverno.edu/Expert-Post/Alverno-Colleges-Girls-Academy-of-Sc...|
|Beloit College||Help Yourself - Mezzo Academy Academic Year||9/6/21 - 6/10/22||https://www.beloit.edu/offices/help-yourself/|
|Help Yourself - Pre-Collegiate Academic Year||9/6/21 - 6/10/22||https://www.beloit.edu/offices/help-yourself/|
|Help Yourself - Summer Bridge||8/16/21 - 8/20/21||https://www.beloit.edu/offices/help-yourself/|
|Help Yourself Mezzo Academy Summer||8/2/21 - 8/13/21||https://www.beloit.edu/offices/help-yourself/|
|Help Yourself Pre-Collegiate Summer||7/6/21 - 7/31/21||https://www.beloit.edu/offices/help-yourself/|
|Blackhawk Technical College||Tech Exploration Days (Fall)||TBD (Fall)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tech Exploration Days (Spring)||TBD (Spring)||email@example.com|
|Concordia University||Computer Science CODE camp||June 20th - June 22nd, 2022||www.cuw.edu/precollege; www.cuaa.edu/precollege|
|Edgewood College||Youth POWER Academy of Finance||June 2022||https://www.assetbuilders.org/financial-literacy-programs/teen-money-camp/|
|Fox Valley Technical College||Camp HERO||June 2022||https://www.fvtc.edu/support-services/diversity-inclusion-services|
|LYTE Linking Youth To Technical Education (LYTE)||June 2022||https://www.fvtc.edu/support-services/diversity-inclusion-services|
|Marquette University||Computer Coding Through Robotics Camp||July 19th - July 30th|
|The College Readiness and ACT Prep Camp||July 19th - July 30th|
|Urban Journalism Workshop||June 19-30, 2022||https://www.marquette.edu/communication/urban-journalism-workshop.php|
|Mid-State Technical College||College Camp||June 2022||https://www.mstc.edu/event/2021-6-9/college-camp-2021|
|Health Academy Nursing Assistant||August 2021-May 2022||https://www.mstc.edu/programs/Nursing-Assistant|
|Metal Mania||August 2021-May 2022||https://www.mstc.edu/metal-mania|
|Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design||MIAD Advanced Summer Pre-College||July 12 - July 30, 2021||https://www.miad.edu/precollege/summer-programs|
|MIAD Core Summer Pre-College||July 12 - July 23, 2021||https://www.miad.edu/precollege/summer-programs|
|Milwaukee School of Engineering||Catalyst for Future Success||Last two weeks of June||https://www.msoe.edu/about-msoe/k-12-stem-at-msoe/k-12-programs/programs...|
|St. Norbert College||Bridge To College Program||Jan. 3 - 9, 2022|
|UW Eau Claire||(UWEC )Youth Leadership Camp||July 9th - 23, 2022|
|Robotics Middle School||7/12-16/2021|
|UW Green Bay||Academic Writing and Research Experience (AWARE_2)||TBD||http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/|
|Academic Writing and Research Experience (AWARE)||June 12-24, 2022||http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/|
|Aquatic Robotics||August 2 - 6, 2021||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/aquatic-robotics|
|Dual Enrollment Access Academy- Fall||9/2/2021-12/13/2021||https://www.uwgb.edu/theacademy/|
|Dual Enrollment Access Academy- Spring||1/21/2022-5/13/2022||https://www.uwgb.edu/theacademy/|
|Elementary Design Tech, Level 1||July 12 - 16, 2021||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/design-tech|
|Learning with Legos (LEGOS)||June 12-24, 2022||http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/|
|Lego Robotics & STEM Camp||June 13 - 15, 2022 & June 20 - 22, 2022||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps|
|Middle School Design Tech, Level 1||July 19-23, 2021||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/design-tech/|
|Modern Mobile Web App Bootcamp||January 17 - March 11, 2020||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/webappbootcamp|
|Pride Leadership Camp HS||June 19-24, 2022||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/pride-camp/|
|Pride Leadership Camp MS||June 19-24, 2022||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/pride-camp/|
|Rise to the Equation||6/20/2022-6/24/2022||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/|
|Stars of the Future (STARS)||June 12-24, 2022||http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/|
|STEM Exploration||June 12-24, 2022||http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/|
|Summer Scholars Academy||6/20/22-7/17/2022||https://www.uwgb.edu/summer-scholars/|
|Teaching Through Technology (T3STEM)||June 12-24, 2022||http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/|
|Video Game Programming, Level 1||July 19 - 21, 2021||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/video-game-programming/|
|Video Game Programming, Level 2||July 26 - 30, 2021||https://www.uwgb.edu/camps/video-game-programming|
|Young Writers Workshop (YWW)||June 12-24, 2022||http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/|
|UW La Crosse||Mentoring and Readiness for College||October 4, 2021-April 28, 2022||https://www.uwlax.edu/multicultural-student-services/pre-college-staff/a...|
|Summer Mentoring, Adventures, and Reading Together||June 6-30, 2022||https://www.uwlax.edu/multicultural-student-services/pre-college-staff/a...|
|UW Madison||Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)||07/05/21-07/23/21||https://wcaty.wisc.edu/alp|
|Badger Precollege Junior - Academic Year||11/1/22 - 6/30/22||precollege.wisc.edu|
|Badger Precollege Online||1/1/22 - 6/30/22||https://precollege.wisc.edu/badger-precollege-online/|
|Badger Summer Scholars||July 26 – August 6, 2021||https://precollege.wisc.edu/badger-summer-scholars/|
|College Ready @ Badger Precollege||10/10/21-5/10/21||https://precollege.wisc.edu/college-ready/|
|Emerging Leaders (Summer)||August 4 - 18||www.waukeshacounty.gov|
|Emerging Leaders (Academic Year)||September 20 - June 10||www.waukeshacounty4h.gov|
|Engineering Summer Program||7/12/2021 - 7/30/2021||https://www.engr.wisc.edu/academics/student-services/diversity-programs/...|
|Engineering Tomorrow's Careers Camp||6/6/2022 - 6/10/2022||https://swe.slc.engr.wisc.edu/engineering-tomorrows-careers-camp/|
|Information Technology Academy - Madison||7/9/2021 - 6/30/ 2022||ita.wisc.edu|
|PEEP||9/1/21 - 6/30/22||https://education.wisc.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/summer-education-re...|
|PEOPLE-Madison||September 2021 - May 2022||https://peopleprogram.wisc.edu/|
|PEOPLE-Milwaukee||September 2021 - May 2022||https://peopleprogram.wisc.edu/|
|Pharmacy Summer Program||June 20-24, 2022||https://pharmacy.wisc.edu/academics/pharmd/high-school-summer-program/|
|Precollege Academic Campus Experience (PACE)||July 5-9 & July 12-16, 2021||https://wcaty.wisc.edu/pace/|
|Summer Music Clinic||06/19/22 - 06/30/22||https://precollege.wisc.edu/smc/|
|Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)||July 19-30, 2021||https://wcaty.wisc.edu/step/|
|UW Milwaukee||ArtseCO Pre-College||July 19, 2021 - August 6, 2021||https://uwm.edu/arts/arts-eco/?target=pre-college|
|Future Success AY Program||Oct 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022||https://uwm.edu/trio/|
|Future Success Program||July 1, 2021-August 4, 2021||https://uwm.edu/trio/|
|Mini-Courses ACT Preparation Class: Fall|
Funding According to WI State Statute 20.255 (3) (fz):
- $1.9 million per fiscal year is available.
- The DPI precollege scholarship pays for the cost of the course, books, supplies, and room and board.
- A precollege scholarship is awarded to a student on a competitive basis based on availability.
- Students can receive up to three scholarships per program year.
- College campuses are awarded funds through a competitive process on a two-year grant cycle.
Students interested in the program can fill out the form
- Student Precollege Scholarship Application Form (English Version)
- Student Precollege Scholarship Application Form (Spanish Version)
- Student Precollege Scholarship Application Form (Hmong Version)