Professor Roberto G. Sánchez Hispanic Bilingual Scholarship Application – Madison College Foundation
Professor Roberto G. Sánchez Hispanic Bilingual Scholarship Application2023-10-19T12:25:06-06:00

Professor Roberto G. Sánchez Hispanic Bilingual Scholarship Application

Who may apply? Dane County high school graduates who are Hispanic and bilingual Spanish / English are encouraged to apply. Recipients must be enrolled for at least six credits during the semester in which they receive the scholarship and can be enrolled in either the College Transfer Program or an occupational degree program. Recipients who make satisfactory progress (2.0 minimum GPA) in their coursework are eligible for continued Sánchez Scholarship funding while enrolled at Madison College as long as scholarship funds are available. Selection is based on financial need, response to short essay questions, recommendation, and high school transcript.  A FAFSA is not required to apply.

How to apply

  1. Complete all sections of the application.
  2. Obtain the following documents to be uploaded to the application:
    One letter of recommendation – Please note: the letter of recommendation should come from a classroom teacher, employer, volunteer program coordinator or other community member who can speak about your motivation for higher education. The letter can be in English or Spanish.
    Write a statement of financial need – The statement of financial need may include information in regard to your eligibility to receive free or reduced lunch while in high school or other related factors.
  3. Submit Application 

What is the deadline for fall 2023?
The deadline is Sunday, June 25th 2023.

If there is available funding the application will open in January for spring 2024 scholarships.

What is the amount of a scholarship?
The scholarship covers the cost of 6 to 12 credits per semester, depending on annual program funds. It is renewable for a maximum of 64 credits based on satisfactory progress (2.0 minimum GPA) in your coursework. All scholarships are reported to the College Financial Aid Office. In the event that you are over-awarded, your scholarship may be applied to your outstanding loans. Students are eligible to receive one scholarship through the Foundation selection process per academic year.

Where do I call if I have a question?
You can call Ruth Shoup, Madison College Foundation, Senior Scholarship Director at or Kathy Price, MMSD Scholarship Programs Coordinator at 608.347.2973 or e-mail

If you become a Sanchez Scholar, you will automatically become a member of the The Scholars of Color Mentoring Program (SCMP). This program empowers students to realize their full potential by developing life skills, strong character and leadership abilities. Through mentoring relationships and student engagement programming, SCMP serves to strengthen communities of color at Madison College.

The SCMP team:

  • Builds a supportive community of diverse learners.
  • Provides students with resources, knowledge, and tools to achieve academic success.
  • Pairs scholars with mentors who will provide support throughout the academic journey.
  • Helps students develop SMART goals to assist students in achieving graduation and/or transfer goals.
  • Empowers students to develop leadership and professional skills through networking with Madison College staff, faculty and community members.
  • Provides student engagement opportunities through monthly presentations and activities.

Upon acceptance into the program Cesar Talavera, Academic Advisor, will be in contact with you via your Madison College email.

You can learn more about this program at