The application for The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence, also known as PEOPLE, has been extended to Friday, March 15.

PEOPLE started back in 1999 with 66 high school students from Milwaukee and has grown to over 1,300 students in the pipeline ranging from 8th graders to college seniors. The program has two separate units — one for pre-college high school students and one for college scholars.

The free college-prep program hosted by UW-Madison accepts students in 8th grade only. The program is designed for low-income and potential first-generation college students. The target population includes UW-Madison targeted minority groups including African American, Latino/a, Southeast Asian, American Indian and low-income students.

PEOPLE considers a student to be a first-generation college student if neither of their parents/guardians have a 4-year college degree.

To apply, click here. The application deadline is now Friday, March 15 and applicants will receive their admission decisions by May 6.

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