Talent Incentive Program Grants

$600–$1,800Award Amount
1Number of Awards
12/31/2022Submission Deadline

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The Talent Incentive Program Grants (TIP) is an incentive that supports Wisconsin students who require financial needs or those from nontraditional/ disadvantaged backgrounds. The program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program (WEOP).

The Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program (WEOP) initiative was created by the Wisconsin Department of public instruction to provide readiness programs, resources, and support to young adults. They currently offer four statewide programs and three regional programs. All WEOP programs are free.

The Talent Incentive Program Grants (TIP) program offers a number of awards to eligible applicants based on a first- come first- serve. The prize is usually between $600 to $1,800.

Key Information of Talent Incentive Program Grants

Study Details

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Wisconsin Schools

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


Talent Incentive Program Grants Timeline

January 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

December 2022

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on December 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: College Freshman
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Wisconsin
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity:

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • School Verification
  • Financial Information

How to ace the Talent Incentive Program Grants


Process your student aid application

One of the criteria for selection is an applicant’s ability to demonstrate a need for financial aid. Complete, process, and submit your FAFSA report as soon as possible.


Attach your college acceptance letter

Show that you’re attending a public or private Wisconsin college or university. Attach your College acceptance letter or college award notification.


Complete all sections of the application form

Incomplete applications attract disqualification. Contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction if you need clarification about any form part.


Add only four digits of your social

Only input the last four digits of your social security number in your application form. A DPI-WEOP staff person will contact you or your parent/guardian by phone to obtain the remaining social security digits. This is done to ensure the safekeeping of your personal identifying information.

How the Talent Incentive Program Grants is Judged

The award is based on financial need and affiliation with nontraditional/ disadvantaged circumstances. Applicants must meet at least one criterion from either group to be considered for the award.

Why We Love the Talent Incentive Program Grants


The award helps out disadvantaged groups

This program motivates students from low-income families and underrepresented groups to aim for higher education.


It applies to all schools in Wisconsin

All schools (public or private) in Wisconsin colleges or universities are eligible for the Talent Incentive Program Grants.


The grant is renewable

The Talent Incentive Program Grants can be renewed for up to ten semesters of enrollment. It helps students complete their degree programs and reach their academic and career goals.

5 Facts about the Talent Incentive Program Grants


Part-time students can apply for the program

Part-time students in public or private Wisconsin colleges or universities are eligible.


The award is only for first-year students

This program is only for students who are first-time freshmen. Graduate students are not eligible to apply for the award.


Funding can vary every year

The amount released to recipients varies depending on the number of continuing students. However, the award always stays between $600 to $1,800.


It must be used within six years

Recipients must use their grant within six years of enrollment at a public, private, or technical college or university in Wisconsin.


It is on a first-come, first-served basis

Winners of the grant are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complete your application as soon as possible to be considered for the award.

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