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