Knowledge is Power

This DPI funded program is a collaborative effort between UWM TRIO & Pre-College Programs and Esquela Verde High School. The following are the five program initiatives: start early awareness of career options and how to achieve them; motivate, encourage, and assist students to graduate from high school and seriously consider post-secondary education; familiarize students with the college experience; provide parents/families with information, encouragement, and assistance in order to support their children’s efforts; and provide students and parents an opportunity to become familiar with the UWM campus. These goals are achieved through various activities, such as providing classroom materials, academic & career field trips, academic tutoring, and career workshops.

How to Register

Students are recruited for the Knowledge Is Power Program at the start school year. Students can contact their Guidance Counselor at Esquela Verde High School to request an application.

Policies and Fees

  • In order to be eligible for the DPI scholarship students will have to be eligible for free or reduced price lunch.
  • There is a fee assessed for students not eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Please contact the program for more information.


Students can contact their Guidance Counselor at Loyola Academy to request an application


Q: Is this program offered to all students?
A: No, this program only offered to students attending Esquela Verde High School.

Q: Is transportation provided?
A: Yes, transportation is provided by Esquela Verde High School and UWM.

Q: Is lunch provided?
A: Yes, lunch is provided.

Q: Are there any other costs?
A: No, once it has been verified that you are eligible for the DPI Scholarship, everything is provided free of cost. Even the field trips.


Larissa Lampkins-Cobb
Senior Student Services Coordinator

Tiffany Hill
Senior Advisor

Contact Us

Telephone: 414-229-5940
Fax: 414-229-2592

Office Location:

Mitchell Hall Rm. 109A
3203 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211

Mailing Address:

Knowledge is Power
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413