First Generation Students – Madison College Foundation
First Generation Students2024-04-10T12:51:52-06:00

Supporting First Generation Students Through the Madison College Foundation

first generationHalf of all Madison College students are among the first in their family to attend college. In 2020, Madison College gained national recognition as a First-Generation Forward institution. We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to first-generation college students and their success. Learn more about resources for first generation students at Madison College.

Watch the I’m First Video where First Generation Madison College Students, Graduates, and Staff talk about what it is like to be the first in their family to pursue a degree.

RISE is a supportive learning community dedicated to student success. 

RISE Mission: To focus targeted, proactive interventions towards high-promise student populations across Madison College.  We strive to increase access, persistence/retention, and completion/transfer rates among underserved populations, building relationships through a holistic, strength-based approach to student achievement.

RISE supports high-promise students: Students of color, first-generation students, income-eligible students, military-affiliated students, ELL students, student parents and students with disabilities.

RISE provides: Academic advising, success coaching, peer mentoring, tutoring and many ways to engage with RISE students through workshops, events, and celebrations.

RISE offers the following annual scholarships:

  • “I’m First” – recognition of first-generation student
  • TRIO Completion and Transfer
  • Veteran Student Success – recognition of a student veteran

Donate Using a Credit Card or Bank Account

Donate Now to the “I’m First” Scholarship
Donate Now to the TRIO Completion and Transfer Scholarship
Donate Now to the Veteran Student Success Scholarship

Donate Using Payroll Deduction Forms (for Madison College Employees)

If you are a Madison College employee and would like to set up or make changes to your payroll deduction, please use one of the forms below. The Madison College Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all gifts are tax deductible.

Set up a Payroll Deduction
Change a Payroll Deduction