Madison College Foundation Scholarships – Madison College Foundation
Madison College Foundation Scholarships2024-04-11T09:46:52-06:00

Madison College Foundation Scholarships

Madison College Foundation’s vision is to enrich our community’s quality of life by helping students achieve their career dreams. Overall, the Foundation has disbursed more than $20 million in scholarship and financial assistance to over 45,000 Madison College students.

Fall 2024 Scholarships

Applications for fall 2024 scholarships will be open March 25th through April 25th.

Award notifications will be sent to Madison College email accounts by August 2024.

Spring 2025 Scholarships

Applications for spring 2025 scholarships will open in October 2024.

Award notifications will be sent to Madison College email accounts by February 2025.

Scholarship FAQs

What if I cannot enroll by the scholarship deadline?2021-05-20T13:04:10-06:00

If there are circumstances beyond your control, like petitioning for a program, please reach out to Ruth directly. We are happy to work with you and grant you as much time as possible to enroll. Even if we are able to give you extra time to enroll, your scholarship application must be submitted by the posted scholarship deadline.

Do I need to notify Financial Aid about my award?2019-06-26T08:00:58-06:00

No, the Foundation works with the Financial Aid office so they are already aware of all Foundation awards.

Do I need to send in a thank you note after receiving an award?2019-06-26T07:56:40-06:00

Yes, it is a requirement to submit a thank you note to the donor for all scholarships before they are disbursed.

When will I get my scholarship money?2019-06-26T07:56:04-06:00

Scholarships will be applied directly to student accounts approximately 2-3 weeks after the start of classes to students who have completed the required steps of the acceptance process.

Do I have to complete a FAFSA?2024-03-21T12:34:12-06:00

A number of scholarships consider financial need as one of the selection criteria. In order to be considered for some need based scholarships you must complete a 2024-2025 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible.

NOT completing the FAFSA information will not affect your consideration for other scholarships.

What is the deadline to apply?2019-06-26T07:55:03-06:00

Scholarships are open twice a year and current deadlines can always be found at

Can I choose the scholarships I want to apply to?2019-06-26T07:53:57-06:00

By completing the general application you will automatically be matched with a majority of the scholarship opportunities we offer. Once you submit the general application go to the opportunities tab and select “ours”. The scholarships that have an orange “apply” button next to them are scholarships you must take additional steps to apply and you can choose which ones to complete.

Who can apply?2022-11-07T08:48:40-06:00

Any Madison College student that is enrolled in at least 6 credits for the semester they are applying to and has a 2.0 GPA.

If you are an International Student, please visit to learn more about scholarship opportunities you are eligible to apply for. 

How do I get notified if I have received a scholarship?2019-06-26T07:51:59-06:00

Award notifications will be sent to Madison College email accounts.

Are the resources where I can get help with my application?2019-06-26T07:51:27-06:00

Yes, you can make an appointment with the Writing Center at

Madison College Foundation Scholarship Tips

  • Complete the application fully. Treat the application like an exam, for each area you leave blank, points may be deducted.
  • Use your responses to the essay questions to share your personal story and show the reviewer that you are a “good investment.” Scholarships are funded by individuals and local companies who are looking to invest in your success and in the future of our community. The application is your opportunity to share your educational and career plans with the reviewer and make the case why you deserve the scholarship award more so than the next applicant.
  • Pay attention to grammar and spelling.
    • Type your essays in a word document first to help you identify grammar and spelling errors.
    • Visit the Writing Center or review your application with an instructor, friend or family member.
  • Don’t wait until the last day to apply. Students often encounter technical or personal issues that prevent them from submitting the application on time which results in disqualification.
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