Youth program scholarships

Scholarships available for UWL Continuing Education and Extension Summer Youth Programs.

Scholarships available for UWL Continuing Education and Extension Summer Youth Programs

Youth scholarships are available through UW-La Crosse Continuing Education & Extension (CEE) for students attending CEE summer youth programs. Registration is now open for a variety of UWL CEE summer youth programs that provide young students with hands-on learning activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), art and culinary skills.

Scholarships cover up to 85 percent of youth program registration fees. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial need will determine scholarship amount. CEE summer youth scholarships are available each year starting Feb. 1 and are awarded at the beginning of May; funds will be applied to summer 2019 youth programs.

The scholarship application deadline for summer programs (June–August) is April 30, 2019.

Who can apply?

Any student planning to attend a CEE summer youth program can apply. The selection of students who receive scholarships is based upon financial need and academic merit or teacher recommendation.

What programs are included?

Boys’ Science Exploration, June 19–20

Girls in Science, June 19–20

Environmental Explorers, June 25–26

Kids Culinary: Cooking, July 15–17

Kids Culinary: Baking, July 18–19

Kids Culinary: Advanced Cooking, July 22–23

How to apply

  • Download and complete the application form at
  • Collect supporting documents
    • Provide one of the following:
      • The first page of your 2018 Federal Income Tax Form – child’s name must be listed as an exemption
      • A letter of explanation if a 2018 Federal Income Tax Form was not filed
      • A letter from the child’s school indicating the child received free meals at school or was eligible for free meals at school
    • Provide one of the following:
      • Student’s current grade report in good academic standing
      • Letter from school representative supporting student’s academic standing and respective situation
  • Send the application form and supporting documents to:

UW-La Crosse Continuing Education
220 Morris Hall, 1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

  • For application consideration, all required documents must be provided upon submission of the scholarship form.

Contact for questions

UWL Continuing Education & Extension at 608.785.6500 or

How much will the scholarship cover?

Each student may only receive one CEE scholarship per summer. Scholarships are good for one CEE youth program per summer. Scholarships do not include supply/equipment fees and are not available for programs of $300 or more.

The percentage of program fees covered by the scholarship varies, depending on household income and the number of dependent children living in the household. For more details visit