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Eligibility and Applications


All students are encouraged to apply and some may qualify for a DPI scholarship.


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Funded Programs

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides scholarships for qualified students to participate in the AIM, Teacher Education with a Writing Focus, ESTEEM, Social Justice, WYN and YES Programs (Programs are subject to change, pending DPI funding approval).  Recipients for a DPI PreCollege Scholarship are limited to those who participate in the free or reduced rate lunch program at their school. The scholarship covers full payment for each of the programs (except SMARTS; UW System funded program) and includes tuition, meals, lodging, supplies, insurance fees and activity fees.

If you do not qualify for the DPI Scholarship, please click here to see the program costs (Program fees are subject to change).


University of Wisconsin (UW) System Funded Program

The University of Wisconsin System funds the SMARTS program through the Office for Academic & Student Affairs. Students enrolled at one of the following Milwaukee Public middle schools are eligible for the SMARTS Program: La Causa Charter School, Lincoln Center of the Arts, Milwaukee School of Languages and Hmong American Peace Academy (HAPA) (TBD). Students who meet eligibility criteria will have all costs (with the exception of the $10 application fee) covered through the UW System, Office for Academic & Student Affairs funding source.

This institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination provision for all students.


DPI Funded Applications

To apply for AIM, Teacher Education with a Writing Focus, ESTEEM, Social Justice, WYN  and/or YES Programs, please download the following forms: (Please note, that the new application forms will be uploaded in January 2017)


UW System Funded Program (SMARTS)

To apply for the SMARTS Program, please download the following forms:


Please contact PreCollege Programs office at (920) 424-2115 for further information.

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