University of Wisconsin–Madison

Eligibility & Application

WHAT IS PEOPLE?

PEOPLE is a precollege pipeline for students of color and low-income students, most of whom are the first in their families to potentially attend college. Their journey prepares them to apply, be successfully admitted and enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. PEOPLE accepts highly motivated students into a rigorous program to build study skills, explore and strengthen academic and career interests, and gain a positive experience on a world-class campus.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

PEOPLE is designed for students with strong academic potential who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and also are African American, American Indian, Asian American (with an emphasis on Southeast Asian American), Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, Latino/a, or low-income students.

Students must submit a completed application form, a middle school transcript, recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor, and a one-page autobiography. A minimum 2.75 grade point average is required in core subjects (English, sciences, math,and social studies).

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM 
Students must currently be in ninth grade and:
1. attend one of the public school districts listed below.
OR
2. attend one of the existing partnership schools and be a member of the
American Indian Tribes of Wisconsin.
OR
3. have completed the middle school portion of the PEOPLE Program.

Students must submit a completed application form, a high school transcript, recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor and a one-page autobiography. A minimum 2.75 grade point average is required in five core subjects (English, sciences, algebra or geometry, social studies and foreign language).

Priority for admission will be given to students eligible for the free and reduced hot lunch program.

Upon graduation from high school, each PEOPLE student who is admitted to UW–Madison and completes the Bridge–to–College Program will be eligible for an in-state undergraduate tuition scholarship at UW-Madison.

NOTE: Completing the PEOPLE Program does not guarantee admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Applications & Dates

2018 Applications are closed.

Summer Program Dates:

Students who are offered admission and enroll in the program will attend our summer program. Save these important dates!

  • June 10th -June 30th 2018 –  Local Summer Workshops in Milwaukee
  •  July 8th – July 21, 2018  2-week Residential Program at UW-Madison

Application Deadline was March 12th,  2018! Apply Online peopleprogram.wisc.edu/apply/


Mail or Fax To:

PEOPLE Program
UW-Madison
1305 Linden Drive, Suite 240
Madison, WI 53706-1523
608-262-7415
608-263-0655 (fax)