Pre-college and Post-secondary opportunities for immigrant students
We encourage all students to pursue learning opportunities after graduation. Learn about several programs, organizations and scholarship opportunities designed to help you achieve your goals for attending a college or university.
Madison Area Technical College
The Madison College Scholars of Promise program helps income-eligible recent high school graduates realize their dream of attending college by removing financial barriers. For more information please visit the Scholars of Promise website.
Centro Hispano works to improve the quality of life for Latinos and others living in Dane County by empowering youth, strengthening families, and engaging the community. A primary goal is to see Latino youth prepared to succeed in life by finishing high school, being prepared for postsecondary education and engaging positively in their communities. Immigration services; DACA, naturalization, permanent residency and family are provided Monday-Friday and free consultation with an immigration attorney by appointment. Languages served: English, Spanish.
DREAMERS of UW-Madison
The purpose of this organization is to advocate for undocumented/DACAmented students pursuing higher education. DREAMERS aims to educate students, faculty, staff and communities regarding the struggles and the needs of these students; provide mentoring services; facilitate resources (including educational workshops and presentations), and serve as a support group to undocumented/DACAmented students in high school, undergraduate or graduate school. DREAMERS organizes fundraisers to provide undocumented/DACAmented students with scholarships to fund their educational endeavors. DREAMERS advocates and takes action to ensure that students have equal access to higher education and become the leaders of tomorrow.
Multicultural Student Center
The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.
RISE Law Center
Provides legal representation to immigrants and refugees in immigration law regarding VAWA Self Petition, U/T Visa, Adjustment of Status, Asylum Applications, DACA, Employment Authorization, Family-based Petitions, Naturalization, citizenship, Removal/Deportation hearings, etc. Most services are free. Languages served: English and Spanish. Interpreters in additional languages are available as needed.