The MPS Foundation's Scholarship program began in 2009 with a generous, anonymous donation provided to establish the MPS Public Scholars program, a scholarship designed to show support for public education in Milwaukee. Since then, our scholarship program has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the MPS Foundation is proud to offer 12 scholarships to assist Milwaukee Public schools graduates in achieving their higher education goals.
Support for Schools and Departments
The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation supports the fundraising efforts of individual schools and MPS departments by offering administrative, accounting, and investments services as well as tools to facilitate donations and special events.The MPS Foundation also maintains a variety of funds restricted for the use of specific programs and projects. For a list of these funds, or to make a gift, please click here.
Learning Journeys are highly-developed, beyond the classroom, learning experiences that connect standards-based classroom instruction for MPS students with real-world learning opportunities at Southeastern Wisconsin’s finest museums, cultural experiences and scientific venues.
A Learning Journey connects learning in the classroom with the greater community where students have the chance to have hands-on learning experiences, engage their senses and imagination, and experience beyond their neighborhoods. Also included are pre- and post-instructional and assessment materials so teachers can prepare students to fully benefit from the Learning Journey before the experience and apply what they learned after participating in the experience. Learning Journeys help extend and improve classroom learning, and also ensure that every MPS student graduates with a diverse set of experiences in the greater Milwaukee community.
Learning Journeys are provided to all MPS students free of charge.