State Talent Search Programs

DPI State Program: This broadly based, comprehensive statewide program is designed to seek students with academic potential from multicultural and disadvantaged backgrounds and encourage them to complete high school and go on to college. Individuals with ability who did not complete high school are also encouraged and advised by Wisconsin Education Opportunity Program (WEOP) counselors to earn a GED or high school diploma so they can go on to college or technical school.

WEOP counselors help students apply for admission and complete financial aid forms for post secondary institutions, visitations to college campuses, financial aid presentations to schools and community groups, and individual counseling sessions.

WEOP counselors have the authority to recommend needy students (6-12 grade) for the DPI Precollege Scholarship; authority to nominate first time college freshman students for the Talent Incentive Program Grant (TIP) and recommend students for the GEAR UP Scholarship.

DPI-WEOP Student Application: