Platteville Community Fund awards scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University

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College for Kids, 2019
Jessica Munz accepting award
Jessica Munz, UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute program manager, receives grant from Nate Curry, Platteville Community Foundation chair.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College for Kids program was granted $700 from the Robert and Marian Graham Community Fund, which will provide full scholarships for seven students to attend the 2020 program. The award was received by Jessica Munz, program manager, during the Platteville Community Fund Awards Banquet. This grant will benefit children in kindergarten through seventh grade from the Platteville School District. The scholarships allow children 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, UW-Platteville’s Continuing Education Institute will mark the beginning of its 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, including nine who did so in thanks to scholarship support.

UW-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 Parents and guardians can email scholarship inquiries to and include “Platteville CFK scholarship” in the subject line, or call 608-342-1314.