The Wisconsin Covenant continues to expand. The program has now enrolled 35,000 eighth grade students around Wisconsin, according to Amy Bechtum, Director of the Office of the Wisconsin Covenant .
Under the Wisconsin Covenant , students agree to graduate from a Wisconsin high school, take college preparatory classes, maintain at least a B average, and be a good citizen. Any student who fulfills the pledge will be guaranteed a place at a UW campus, a Wisconsin Technical College or a private institution. They'll also receive a financial aid package.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Wisconsin a $1.8 million grant to help students and families learn about, prepare for, and finance a postsecondary education.