The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Scholarship for Youth in Out-of Home Care
- Have been in out-of home care (OHC) placement for at least six months after the age of 15 and left OHC at age 18
- Have been in OHC for at least six months after the age of 15 and adopted after the age of 16
- Have been in OHC placement in Wisconsin as described above
- Have been in OHC placement in another state but has become a resident of Wisconsin prior to attending a Wisconsin postsecondary institution
- Be accepted into a postsecondary institution at the time the application is submitted
- Be age 20 or less, unless enrolled in a post-secondary program on his/her 21st birthday, extending eligibility to age 23
- Amount: Up to cost of attendance and may not exceed $5,000
- Deadline: Ongoing
- Application: Click here
UMOS National Farmworker Jobs Program
- Have farm work background or be a dependent of parents who have farm work background during the past 2 years (i.e. Crops, cannery, dairy, nurseries, poultry, Christmas trees/wreaths, farm animal care, greenhouse, hay bailing or any other related farm work).
- U.S. citizen or legal resident
- Must be 18 years of age & all males must be registered with the Selective Service
- Enrolled in a certificate or other short term program, 1 year or less, not covered by federal or state financial aid
- Amount: Up to $4,400
- Deadline: TBD
- Application: Call UMOS, Inc. for more information and ask for Juan M. Lopez at 414-791-8174.
Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc.
- Acceptance into one of the following programs: Nursing Associate Degree, Practical Nursing or Nursing Assistant
- WI Resident
- Full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time (6-11 credits) student
- Must apply for financial aid and have financial need
- Applicant must have been or currently be a member of a family operating a Wisconsin Farm. A family farm is defined as an agricultural entity of any size with the majority of the family income derived from the farm operations. This does not include hobby farms. Farms in other states do not qualify.
- If there are not a sufficient number of approved applicants involved in a Wisconsin Family Farm, consideration may then be given to a person from a rural Wisconsin area. Rural is defined as a township, village or city with a population of less than 20,000, based on the most recent Federal Census.
- Amount: $500 (15)
- Deadline: Due to Financial Aid Office by December, 9, 2016
- Application: Click here
- Note: See application for additional requirements
Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Funding
Available to eligible students interested in targeted Individual Training Account (ITA) approved programs in an effort to meet the workforce development needs in the local area. Click
here for more information on eligible programs.
- Possible Benefits for Eligible Students (among others
- Tuition, fee, and book assistance (up to $1500 per semester)
- Transportation and childcare assistance (up to $500 per semester)
- GED/HSED testing fees and transportation assistance for students with a career plan
- Referrals for employment preparation and placement services
- Extended employment follow up
- In order to be eligible, a student must
- be at least 18 years old (except for youth programs),
- reside in Dodge, Dane, Marquette, Columbia, Jefferson, or Sauk Counties,
- be eligible to work in the United States, and
- if male, be registered with Selective Service.
- In addition, the student must fall into one of three categories:
- 1. Adult:
- Low Income
- Receiving Federal, State, or Local Public Assistance
- Basic Skill Deficit (<8.9 on the TABE in Reading, Writing, or Math)
- 2. Dislocated Worker:
- Defined as one who has been laid off due to no fault of his or her own (ie, business closing or downsizing
- 3. Out of School Youth (OSY):
- Defined as one who is age 16 to 24 and not attending any school other than an adult education program (GED/HSED or Adult Basic Education), a YouthBuild program, or a Job Corps program and possesses one of the following barriers:
- Low income with a high school credential and either basic skill deficit or ELL
- Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
- Foster child, homeless, or runaway
- Pregnant or parenting
- Compulsory school age (16 to 18 years old) and not attending high school
- Low income and needs additional assistance
Students are required to attend a Worksmart Network orientation session and complete an application as well as supply supporting documents.
To sign up for a required information session:
Go to www.worksmartnetwork.org
Click on “Register Now”
Click on “Sign Up Now”; find the session of your choice and complete registration by clicking “Proceed to Finalize Registration”
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