Foundation scholarships available for students

Brad Utegaard, Staff writer

The Madison College Foundation is providing students with the opportunity to receive some financial assistance this semester through numerous different scholarships.

The Foundation scholarships are a way for students to receive assistance economically to help continue their education at Madison College. Instead of racking up student loans and relying on financial aid to pay for tuition, it provides students with free money that does not need to be paid back.

New students applying this spring semester need one letter of recommendation along with their high school and college transcripts.

Students who meet this criterion can complete the general application at Madisoncollege.edu in myMadisonCollege under the Foundation Scholarship section. The general application has questions on students’ ethnicity, marital status and if the student is a veteran of the armed forces. This information is then used by the program to provide the student with a list of recommended scholarships. Students can also fill out the optional information involving work and school activities. Students are then prompted to answer four questions that will be reviewed by judges determining which candidates are fully fitting for the scholarships.

In addition, scholarships from external organizations and donors are available. These external scholarships can be found under the “Paying for College” tab on the school website. In this tab is a “Scholarships” section where students can find out how to search for these scholarships from an outside source.

The Madison College Foundation has provided more than $13 million in financial assistance to over 36,000 Madison College students, and for this upcoming semester, an opportunity could also be provided for you.

In order to apply for these scholarships students must have completed the Madison College Admissions application, have a GPA of 2.0 or better, enrolled in six or more credits for the spring semester and completed a FAFSA form.

For more information, contact the Madison College Foundation at [email protected] or call (608) 246-6441. To complete a FAFSA, go to fafsa.ed.gov. For FAFSA help, contact the financial aid office at (608)-246-6170 or [email protected]