A new $1 million scholarship in the Green Bay area will help young people get ahead, according to a university official.
The university said it received $1,000 from the UW-Green-Bay Scholarship Foundation in 2017.
It also will provide $200,000 in scholarship assistance in 2018.
“Our scholarship program will help people who are working toward their education through scholarships to make it through the year, or even when they are already on track to graduate,” said Mike Mowrer, the university’s director of public relations.
“These are the kind of people we want to be reaching, so the UWG Foundation is a great partner to help make our scholarship program a reality.”
Mowrer said the scholarship program is meant to help students graduate from UW-Milwaukee, the Wisconsin State University and the University of Illinois.
The Wisconsin State Scholarship is offered in five categories: the Class of 2019, Class of 2020, Class-of 2021 and the Class- of 2022.
The Class-2021 awards are expected to be awarded in 2019.
The $1 billion scholarship was approved by the UW Board of Regents in December.
The university is looking for people who live in the Milwaukee area.
The Class-2019 awards are offered in the Midwest, Midwest-South, Midwest and the West, according the UW.
They also include awards in Illinois and Indiana.
The class-of-2020 awards are also in the state.
The Wisconsin State is looking to help in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
The school said the Wisconsin School of Business will also be receiving $200.5,000.
Mowerer said the university is also looking to assist people who want to go to college in other states, like Iowa and New Mexico.
The scholarship program has not yet been approved by any state.