DPI Precollege Scholarship Program

Program Description: The DPI Precollege Scholarship Program provides funds to students eligible for free/reduced priced meals for the purpose of helping students to have the experience of being on a college campus and taking advantage of a variety academic offerings at public, independent, and technical colleges. The program helps students:

  • Build academic skills
  • Build self-confidence
  • Handle new challenges
  • Shape and strengthen basic skills
  • Get equipped for success in college and career

The goal of Precollege is to encourage and prepare students to attend college after high school. More than 40,000 Wisconsin teens have enjoyed their first taste of higher education by attending precollege programs around the state.

Eligibility: Students who are eligible to receive free or reduced priced meals who have been admitted to a precollege program to attend programs at campuses in Wisconsin. The program reimburses the campus.

Funds Available: $ 1.9 million per fiscal year. The scholarship pays for the cost of registration, books, supplies, room, and board.

Application Due Date: Variable, depending on the individual 150 programs participating annually.

Students interested in the program can fill out the Student Precollege Scholarship Application Form (English Version) or Student Precollege Scholarship Application Form (Spanish Version).

WEOP has seven statewide offices: Ashland, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Wausau


For questions about this information, contact Mary Lou Hyatt (608) 267-9161