Students & Families

More than a scholarship program, Information Technology Academy (ITA) offers students an opportunity to gain valuable technology skills, build community, prepare for the college admissions process and connect with peers, mentors and graduates in meaningful ways. Apply now and prove your commitment to achieving excellence for you and your family.

ITA Programs

  • ITA Madison: Eighth graders from Madison public schools apply for the 4 year program
  • ITA-TTI Lac du Flambeau: Ninth graders from the Lac du Flambeau communities apply for the 3 year program
  • ITA-TTI Oneida: Ninth graders from the Oneida communities apply for the 3 year program

ITA Offers

  • In-state Tuition to UW-Madison: ITA graduates admitted to degree-seeking programs at UW-Madison, complete a 7-week bridge-to-college program and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are eligible to receive an in-state, undergraduate tuition scholarship through the PEOPLE program for up to four years
  • Summer Experiences: Incoming ITA students complete the technology training activities prior to being officially inducted into the Academy
  • Coursework Designed to Prepare Students for Success: Whether through on-campus classes or distance education, all ITA scholars receive an education to prepare for technical, academic and personal excellence in today’s Information Age
  • Personal Laptop: Each scholar receives a laptop for coursework during the ITA program
  • On-Campus Events: All programs include events on UW-Madison’s campus such as Holiday Luncheon and Technology Road Show to celebrate successes and build connections
  • One-on-One Support: Mentors volunteer to provide individual support to selected scholars depending on availability
  • Hands-on Experience in the IT Field: Scholars participate in an internship tailored to their interests and includes focuses such as multimedia production, graphics and animation creation, network management support, database management and technical support
  • Travel Course to Silicon Valley: Each year, ITA students can apply for the Silicon Valley Ambassadors Program where they learn about the history of the computer industry, visit major tech companies and explore ways in which technology impacts our world

Learn more about the requirements and how to apply here! If you have additional questions, contact our Information Technology Academy program administrator via email or phone at (608) 265-3145.