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Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant
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Requirements Must be a domestic student in the U.S.; This is a freshman year award. Please note: The applicant must be a first-time freshman. For the purposes of this award, a first-time freshman is a student who has been enrolled in a postsecondary institution for less than two semesters on a half-time basis or greater since attending high school.; Must be a resident of Wisconsin.; Must attend or plan to attend a participating University of Wisconsin campus, a college in the Wisconsin Technical College System (a list of schools is located at www.witechcolleges.com), an independent institution in the state of Wisconsin (a list of schools is located at www.waicuweb.org), or a Wisconsin Tribal College (College of the Menonimee Nation or Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College). A list of all eligible schools is also available at: www.heab.state.wi.us/appinfo.html; Must enroll on a half-time basis or greater.; Must be a non-traditional or educationally disadvantaged student. To be considered a non-traditional or educationally disadvantaged student, the student must meet one of the following conditions: be African American, Hispanic (defined as a person of any race whose ancestors originated in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central America or South America or whose culture or origin is Spanish), Southeast Asian (defined as a person who is admitted to the United States after Dec. 31, 1975, and who either is a former citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia or whose ancestor was or is a citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia - this definition includes Hmong), or Native American; OR be enrolled or planning to enroll in a special academic support program due to insufficient academic preparation; OR be a first-generation postsecondary student (neither parent graduated from a college or university); OR be handicapped according to the Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) or the Special Needs or Disabilities Office on Wisconsin college or university campuses which use the Americans with Disabilities Act definition; OR be currently or formerly incarcerated in a correctional institution; OR have an environmental or academic background that deters his/her pursuit of educational plans.; Must be a U.S. citizen.; Must meet the financial need criteria for an initial TIP award. To meet this requirement, the student must meet one of the following conditions: be a dependent student whose expected parent contribution is $200 or less; be an independent student whose academic year contribution is $200 or less; be a dependent student whose family is receiving TANF or W2 benefits; be an independent student who is receiving TANF or W2 benefits; be a dependent student whose parent(s) are ineligible for unemployment compensation and has/have no current income from employment; or be an independent student (and spouse, if married) who is/are ineligible for unemployment compensation and has/have no current income from employment.; Must be a high school senior or older at time of application.
Organization: State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
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