Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Application

Advanced Opportunity Program support is intended to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified underrepresented students in UW-Madison programs. Funds for this program come from the State of Wisconsin.

The AOP is competitive and merit-based. AOP eligibility is not considered a guarantee of funding but leads to consideration. Only U.S. Citizens or permanent residents that are full-time School of Pharmacy students in good academic and non-academic standing are eligible for these awards and preference is given to Wisconsin residents. (Students on probation cannot receive AOP funding.) In addition, a student can be considered eligible for AOP funds if they meet any of the following criteria:

1) Students from the following racial/ethnic groups: a) African American; b) American Indian or Alaskan Native; c) Hispanic/Latino; d) statutorily defined Southeast Asian;

OR 2) Students who participated in one of the following programs: Upward Bound, TRIO, Talent Search

OR 3) First-generation college students

School of Pharmacy
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select your program year for this coming fall.
  2. Are you a first-generation college student?
  3. Did you participate in one of the following programs: Upward Bound, TRIO, or Talent Search.
  4. Special Circumstances/Considerations: Please indicate any special circumstances that should be taken into consideration in the review of your financial need. Please include care of others, major family illnesses, and dependents. Please be specific. Your response to this question will not be shared outside of the Scholarships Committee and will aid committee members in understanding and assessing your financial need.