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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, SAFEWYN and/or YES Programs: Click on the link below for the full application.

2018 DPI PreCollege Programs Application

Still excepting applications until all programs are filled


University of Wisconsin (UW) System Funded Application

To apply for SMARTS Program: Click on the link below for the full application.

2018 UW PreCollege Programs Application

Still excepting applications until program is filled

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

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