Scholars of Promise
Scholars of Promise was launched in 2016, providing low-income recent high school graduates in the Madison College district area the opportunity to attend Madison College with tuition and fees covered for up to 6 semesters. By removing financial barriers, Scholars of Promise is making our community’s college accessible to all students who meet program standards and are willing to commit to the program’s requirements. Students who achieve certain academic standards are automatically accepted at UW-Madison, where tuition and fees are covered for an additional 4 semesters.
Scholars of Promise is revolutionary. It unlocks and opens the door to higher education to students who did not think college was possible in their future. When they enter the program, students are paired with a mentor and in later semesters they become a mentor. They are required to volunteer, attend practical workshops, and they have access to advisors who are dedicated to the Scholars of Promise program. This program is open to all students who live in our district.
Research on college achievement correlates a student’s chance of success in college with early enrollment, full-time student status, and access to academic counseling and support. Scholars of Promise is designed and built on these elements.
The Fall 2020 Cohort has launched with 130 students.
Do you know a high school junior or senior who could benefit from this program? Learn more here.