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!

We welcome new and renewing gifts. 

How to Give

Every gift helps turn dreams into degrees!  We appreciate your generous support.

To give online:

  • Click on our Donate Now button (top right)
  • You can designate your donation for scholarships or programming

To give by mail:

Make your check payable to Self-Sufficiency Program

Send to:  Self-Sufficiency Program, UW-La Crosse, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Your tax-deductible donation will be acknowledged by the UW-L Foundation.

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) or (608)785-6803.

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 $1000/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 affirmation of the power of education to change lives, often two generations at a time!