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.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Sixth grade students in the Madison Metropolitan School District and Menominee Indian School District only are eligible to apply to the Middle School Program.
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.
2. attend one of the existing partnership schools and be a member of the
American Indian Tribes of Wisconsin.
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
Summer Program Dates:
- Menominee Middle School 3-week Career Exploration Program (Keshena, WI) – Rising 7th, 8th & 9th graders – June 20 – July 8, 2017
- Madison Area Middle School 3-week Career Exploration Program – Rising 8th graders – July 10 – July 28, 2017
- Madison Area High School Transition Program – Rising 9th graders – July 10 – July 28, 2017
- High School 3-week Residential Summer Enrichment Program – Rising 10th & 11th graders – June 18 – July 8, 2017
- High School 5-week Residential Internship Program – Rising 12th graders – June 18 – July 21, 2017
Mail or Fax To:
1305 Linden Drive, Suite 240
Madison, WI 53706-1523