2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 115. State superintendent; general classifications and definitions; children with disabilities.
115.43 Precollege scholarships.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 115.43 (2017)

115.43 Precollege scholarships.

(1)Definition. In this section, “ economically disadvantaged pupil" means a pupil who satisfies the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).

(2)Scholarships. The state superintendent shall:

(a) Annually set goals relating to increasing the percentages of economically disadvantaged pupils who graduate from high school and are prepared for postsecondary school education.

(b) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (3) (fz), award precollege scholarships, on a competitive basis, to economically disadvantaged pupils who enroll in a technical college or in college or university classes or programs designed to improve academic skills that are essential for success in postsecondary school education. The state superintendent shall give preference to economically disadvantaged pupils who are inadequately represented in the technical college and University of Wisconsin Systems.

(c) In consultation with postsecondary educational institutions, promulgate rules establishing criteria for the review and approval of applications for scholarships under par. (b).

History: 1985 a. 29; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 399; 1995 a. 27 ss. 3885, 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27; 2001 a. 48; 2007 a. 20; 2015 a. 55.

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