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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension offers personal enrichment, academic and test preparation programs for school-age youth. 

Continuing Education and Extension scholarships for most summer Youth Programs (excluding Public Archaeology Field Schools-multi-age) are available. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to families with less than $40,000 annual income. Scholarships are good for one program per year and do not include supply/equipment fees. Print a Scholarship application form or call 608.785.6500 or for more information.

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center (MVAC) scholarships may be able to offer several students financial assistance to attend the archaeology programs. Scholarships will be awarded based on interest in archaeology, financial need and grade point average. For information about receiving youth financial assistance call 608.785.8454 or

Health History/Medication/Waiver form (2 page PDF) Parents must complete BOTH sides.
Climbing Wall Waiver form (1 page PDF)

Youth programs in the news!

Kids' College brings hundreds of students to UW-La Crosse~May 5, 2017
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Area students were getting an early taste of college life Friday. UW-La Crosse hosted the annual 'Kids' College' Friday morning.

Middle school students learn the importance of science, math at UWL~May 9, 2017
Part of annual Science & Math Expo

Science and Math Expo immerses kids in STEM education~May 9, 2017