UW-W Foundation receives AT&T award
The UW-Whitewater Foundation received a $5,000 AT&T Innovation and Investment Award to support the King/Chavez Scholars Program on campus from AT&T Wisconsin.
The award will support a summer program designed to help transition 65 multicultural, first generation and low-income students in the King/Chavez Scholars Program from high school to college courses at the university. The program began in the fall of 1997 and is designed to attract and retain talented multicultural students at UW-Whitewater.
Of the 55 King/Chavez Scholars in the 2013-14 classes, nearly 90 percent were from Wisconsin. Many graduates of the program have elected to stay in Wisconsin after college and are employed in private, public and nonprofit entities.