VOL. 19 NO. 4 -- FEBRUARY 19, 2024

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Reflections/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

Scholars of Promise

I heard through the grapevine that RSVPs for the Madison College Scholars of Promise Apply Day on March 5th at the Goodman South Campus have not been as many as Madison College has hoped.

Scholars of Promise is something that I wish was around when I was a graduating high school senior. It is a huge jump start to a graduating senior’s collegiate career no matter what your background is. It is guaranteed financial, academic and social support as the student navigates their first two years of college no matter what their background is, citizen or not.

During its relatively brief history, the Scholars of Promise have been 72 percent students of color. 109 of the scholars have graduated or transferred to a four-year college. Students have averaged $3,279 in financial support during their first two years. And for those students who successfully apply to UW-Madison, they have their tuition and fees covered by the Promise to Promise program.