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Youth scholarship opportunities

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Scholarship Opportunities

Graduate & Extended Learning is committed to providing youth program access to all interested students.

We offer:

  • Scholarships to attend Graduate & Extended Learning youth programs
  • Opportunities to earn scholarships for college

Youth programs are one of the many ways that Graduate & Extended Learning supports and advances the Wisconsin Idea. We strive to develop the minds, provide access to the university, and extend the knowledge of the university beyond the campus boundaries.

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Submit one of the following with your scholarship application:

  • 300-word letter explaining why the student wishes to attend the selected program
  • Student's current grade report showing good academic standing
  • School representative letter supporting the student's motivation/ rationale for selection as a scholarship recipient

Summer youth program scholarships

Youth scholarships—generously provided by Xcel Energy and other donors—are available for students attending summer youth programs at UW-La Crosse (UWL) through Graduate & Extended Learning. These programs provide young students with hands-on learning experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), art and culinary skills.

Summer youth programs

UWL Graduate & Extended Learning scholarship information:

  • Apply early as funds are limited
  • Application opens February 1, 2024
  • Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Decisions will be sent via email 5 business days after receipt

Thanks to Excel Energy for their generous support of Graduate & Extended Learning youth program scholarships.

Xcel Energy

Earn college scholarships

Wisconsin/Upper Peninsula Michigan Junior Science and Humanities Symposium logoHigh school students can qualify for college scholarships by competing in the Wisconsin Upper Peninsula of Michigan Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and Wisconsin Youth Testing in the Sciences.

  • Present original research at the Wisconsin Upper Peninsula of Michigan Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
    • The top two regional presenters compete for additional scholarships by presenting at the National Symposium
    • The top five regional presenters receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Symposium
  • Earning the top two highest scores in a subject category at Wisconsin Youth Testing in the Sciences
    • Students may test in two subjects
    • Subject areas include: chemistry, physics, mathematics, English, biology, computer engineering, engineering graphics
  • Teachers coordinate student participation in the competitions.