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Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Grant

Eligibility:
  • Signed the Wisconsin Covenant pledge in 8th grade
  • Completed the pledge requirements
    1. Earn a high school diploma
    2. Maintain at least a 'B' average in high school
    3. Complete the classes needed to be prepared for higher education
    4. Demonstrate good citizenship and participate in the community
    5. Apply for state and federal financial aid by April 1st of senior year
    6. Take the necessary steps to gain admission to a University of Wisconsin System institution, a Wisconsin Technical College, and/or a Wisconsin private college or university.
  • Must have submitted the senior confirmation and FAFSA by deadline (April 1 preceding freshman year of college) and be certified as eligible by the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)
  • Must be Wisconsin resident who graduates from Wisconsin High School and plans on attending college in Wisconsin
  • Must attend a college, technical school, or a university in the State of Wisconsin at least half-time
  • Based on financial need
  • No prior bachelor’s degree
  • Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress

Wisconsin Covenant FAQs

Continuing Scholar Eligibility:
  • A Wisconsin Covenant Scholar may receive the grant award for NO more than the equivalent of eight semesters.  The equivalent may include a combination of traditional semesters, summer terms or other measurements of an academic year.  The eight semesters need to be continuous, but the student is eligible for the grant only within five academic years of his or her high school graduation.
Comments:
  • This is a program created by the State of Wisconsin to inspire young people to plan early for a successful high-school career that leads to higher education.
  • Students offered this grant have indicated they meet the eligibility requirements. The grant will not exceed $1,500 per year. The minimum eligible student will receive is $250.
  • The award amount will be based on the student's 'EFC' as determined after filing the FAFSA. The range of the award will be between $250 and $1,500.