We are grateful!

We are grateful to our community  who make SSP possible through their generous gifts and  faithful support.  Your gifts build our scholarship program, provide for program materials and needs, and address immediate financial needs that  can threaten student success.  Thank you!

Locally Grown Scholarships

Students completing SSP are eligible to apply for up to four Locally Grown Scholarships in their early semesters in college. The scholarships support SSP graduates who attend UW-L, Viterbo, Western and other selected schools. Students must be enrolled at least part time and in good-standing.  Depending on the length of their program, the  scholarships range from $350 to $750/semester. 

Locally Grown Scholarship Breakfast

Each fall, SSP friends are invited make a donation to SSP and attend the Locally-Grown Scholarship Breakfast.  The event features an inspiring message,  recognizes SSP graduates now attending college, and gathers SSP donors and friends to say thank you.  It is a heart-warming and inspiring affirmation of the power of education to change lives, often two generations at a time!  

How to Give

You don't have to wait for the breakfast to support SSP.  We are  grateful for new and renewing gifts. 

To give by mail:

Make your check payable to Self-Sufficiency Program

Send to:  Self-Sufficiency Program

                 WGSS, UW-La Crosse

                 1725 State Street

                 La Crosse, WI  54601

To give online:


  • Please select "other" and write Self-Sufficiency Program in the text box. 
  • You can designate it for scholarships or programming.

Your tax-deductible donation will be acknowledged by the UW-L Foundation and a thank you will be sent.

For information, email Andrea Hansen at ahansen@uwlax.edu  or 608.785.8733

If you are considering a legacy gift to support the work of SSP and student-parents, please contact the UW-L Foundation at 877.895.3863 (toll-free).