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DPI Precollege Scholarship Program

Purpose

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.

Eligibility

  • 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)

9/3/21- 12/17/21

https://www.alverno.edu/Expert-Post/Alverno-Colleges-Girls-Academy-of-Sc...
  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) dtimblin@blackhawk.edu
  Tech Exploration Days (Spring) TBD (Spring) dtimblin@blackhawk.edu
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
  LETTIE 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  
  Blugold Beginnings 10/4/21-5/13/22  
  Robotics Middle School 7/12-16/2021  
  STEAM 6/27-30/2022  
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
  Odyssey Junior Sept-April odyssey.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