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
- Complete all sections of the application.
- 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.
- Submit Application
What is the deadline?
The deadline is Thursday, August 1st.
What is the amount of a scholarship?
The scholarship covers the cost of six 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, Scholarship Manager at 608-246-6719 or email at email@example.com or Kathy Price, MMSD Scholarship Programs Coordinator at 608.347.2973 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org