The Charles “Sonny” Tiedemann Charitable Fund awarded $1,000 to the UW-Platteville College for Kids program during the Lancaster Community Grant presentation ceremony held at Vesperman Farms. The check was received by Jessica Munz, program manager. These funds will provide scholarships to Lancaster students, who without financial assistance, would not be able to participate in the popular summer program, College for Kids (Grades K–4) and Middle University (Grades 5–7).
Monday, July 6, 2020, will mark the beginning of the university’s annual College for Kids program, where area students enjoy a taste of college life during four afternoons of learning and fun. In 2019, 208 children participated, and this first-time award will provide full scholarships for 10 Lancaster students in the 2020 program.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s mission is to provide associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in a broad spectrum of disciplines including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; criminal justice; education; business; agriculture; and the liberal arts. UW-Platteville is an accredited, public university. Grant funds were requested for the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute, which provides certificate and credential programs to adult professionals, and serves children and adults from throughout southwestern Wisconsin in community classes.
College for Kids and Middle University have brought local children ages 5 to 12 to campus since 1982.
More information can be found at go.uwplatt.edu/cfk-platteville. Parents and guardians can email scholarship inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and please put “Lancaster CFK scholarship” in the subject line, or call 608-342-1314.