Students who sign the Wisconsin Covenant could qualify for some extra money to help pay for college.
Students who get good grades and graduate high school would be able to apply for a $1,500 grant, under a plan announced by Governor Jim Doyle Friday. The grants come from the Wisconsin Covenant Foundation.
Doyle says the grants are another way to motivate students to stay on track for going to college. He says they shouldn’t be discouraged from succeeding in high school over concerns they may not be able to afford a higher education.
The Wisconsin Covenant guarantees students admission to a university or college in the state, if they maintain a ‘B’ average, graduate high school, take college prep courses, and if they are a good citizen.
Nearly 50,000 students have signed the covenant so far, with the first class due to graduate high school in 2011.