Scholarships – Madison College Foundation
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Scholarships

Thanks to our generous donors, we award over $1 million in scholarships and emergency grants annually to students. Scholarship awards remain among the most important ways to encourage student success. They relieve financial burden while offering validation of a challenging endeavor. A scholarship can provide a significant positive outcome for a student’s educational journey, career trajectory, and life.

Donors who establish a named fund can identify requirements and preferences to receive their scholarships. Students apply through a centralized scholarship process and are matched with the scholarships for which they qualify. 

Establishers of named funds have a personal connection with the students they help. They receive individual scholarship profiles from the students they fund each time an award is made. Annually students and donors visit at our scholarship breakfast to share the impact and excitement of education. 

The first step in establishing a named fund is usually having a conversation. Feel free to call or email Maggie or Kayla, or fill out the interest form on the right and we will contact you.

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People of Color in IT

This scholarship was created to help bridge the racial gap in information technology, specifically at Madison College. The fund was established by an IT Faculty Member, and already many faculty and community members have joined in supporting this fund. When looking at creating an equitable program, there are many facets of this inequity that could be addressed.  One is the lack of mentorship, encouragement, and financial support that is missing.  This scholarship is intended to address a small part of that. This fund is endowed and will be dispersed in the fall and spring semesters. If you are interested [...]

Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipient Stories

Derartu My family has experienced financial challenges throughout the years.  My adoptive mother, who worked as a nurse, was disabled for 4 years due to an injury, and we needed to use food stamps and assistance programs to survive.  She is back working, but has raised six children as a single mother and cannot pay for our college expenses as her savings were used up during the time she was unable to work. In high school, I worked at Subway and was able to save a small amount, but I took my education very seriously and also devoted a [...]