The Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) Program is designed for promising students who come from diverse backgrounds, have strong academic records and demonstrated leadership skills. Program participation gives students a distinct competitive advantage when adjusting to college life, learning in classes, and applying for internship opportunities, ultimately preparing them for successful careers in business. BEL is a 3- summer commitment, where students who successfully complete all 3 summers and are accepted into the University of Wisconsin- Madison, will receive a 4-year tuition-paid scholarship, accompanied by direct admission into the Wisconsin School of Business.
- BEL Program participants have the opportunity to explore business majors and related coursework, visit regional corporations, complete self-assessments, explore their identities, and participate in applied learning activities.
- The BEL Program meets every summer for three years, beginning the summer after tenth grade.
- Students live on the UW–Madison campus in Dejope Residence Hall, located right along the shore of Lake Mendota.
- There is no cost for students to participate in the BEL Program once they arrive on campus