Graduate Support Resources

Below are a few resources that Nativity alumni have access to related to college access. Please contact Kevin Foley at with any questions regarding these opportunities.

College Scholarships/College Access

  • Ramirez Family Foundation Scholarship
    • $3,000 scholarship renewable for 4 years. Open to any NJA alumni attending a 4-year college. Requirements include a 20 ACT score and a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Application deadline: February 17, 2020.
  • UW-Milwaukee –  MKE Scholars Program
    • Cohort-based student support program at UWM. Benefits include: financial support for summer bridge program, renewable scholarship toward tuition for up to four semesters, financial support towards textbooks for up to four semesters, additional support from an academic advisor, success coach, and peer mentor.
  • Marquette University – Urban Scholars Program
    • Full tuition scholarship awarded to 5 first-generation and low-income students per year. Special consideration is given to students who graduated from Nativity Jesuit Academy and Notre Dame School of Milwaukee.

Pre-College Programs

  • Marquette University – Upward Bound
    • Upward Bound supports, guides, and empowers first-generation, income-eligible young men and women as they strive for successful high school completion, post-secondary enrollment and graduation, and life-affirming careers and futures. Programming includes tutoring sessions, college placement assistance, career development labs, academic and personal counseling, and social/cultural activities and trips.
  • UW-Milwaukee – Upward Bound
    • Pre-college academic achievement program designed to help students develop the motivation and skills that are required to graduate high school and successfully complete a college degree. Goals include: improving academic skills, teaching effective study strategies, exploring career choices, providing experiences in diverse cultural and educational activities, and promoting personal growth and responsibility.
  • UW-Madison – BEL Program
    • Pre-college summer business program for high-achieving high school students. It is designed to cultivate a diverse community of business students and leaders. The program spans 3 summers beginning after 10th grade, with students living on the UW-Madison campus each summer.

Contact Us

Kevin Foley

Director of Graduate Support

(414) 645-1060