Scholarships – Page 3 – Madison College Foundation


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 Smart Future Fund is our important general scholarship fund that awards to a growing number of students each year.

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

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Art Exhibit Honoring Longtime Academic Advisor

Dzigbodi Akyea was a student advisor at Madison College for seventeen years, most recently in the liberal arts transfer program. She was a calming presence, and many people went to her for advice. She had the gift of making people laugh, and was greatly respected among her peers. Unfortunately, Dzigbodi passed away quite suddenly last September 17, 2021 leaving those who worked with her in shock and grief. She had been a member of the Black Women Affinity Group, which was founded in June of 2019 and meets twice a month. She helped the group set its mission and [...]

Scholarship Recipient Stories

Tiffany I am currently enrolled in the Paramedic Associate’s Degree Program at Madison College. I work as an EMT-Basic for three fire departments right now, and becoming a Paramedic will allow me to provide more to my community, as well as enhance my skills. My career goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner. Becoming a Paramedic will allow me to take a bridge program to becoming a nurse. Eventually I will love to end up working as a Nurse Practitioner in an Emergency Room. After graduating Madison College’s Paramedic program, I would like to enroll in their Nursing program. [...]