Eligibility and Applications
All students are encouraged to apply and some may qualify for a DPI scholarship.
Proposed Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Funded Programs
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides scholarships for qualified students to participate in the AIM (June 2018), ESTEEM (July 2017), LIFE (June 2018), SAFE (July 2017), WYN (July 2017), and YES (July 2017) 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 pending DPI funding approval).
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). 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. The SMARTS program will be held: June 17-29, 2018.
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 ESTEEM, SAFE, WYN and/or YES Programs: Click on the link below for the full application.
**Note: Though the application states the "Application Deadline" is Monday, April 17th, 2017, we have now extended the deadline to Friday, May 12th, 2017. Therefore, please do not hesitate to continue applying!
*Applications for 2018 programs will be available in Fall 2017
Please contact PreCollege Programs office at (920) 424-2115 for further information.