Scholarships

There are many scholarships available for students. Scholarships are money awarded to you for going to school that don’t have to be repaid.

The Madison College Foundation is the official source for supporting scholarships specifically for students at MATC. In addition, Madison College has partnered with $ALT which is a free financial education resource and allows you to search thousands of external scholarships.

Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are available to new and continuing MATC students through the Madison College Foundation. The Foundation has disbursed more than $15 million in financial assistance to over 40,000 Madison College students. For assistance with these scholarships please contact the Madison College Foundation.

Application Process

  1. You must apply for scholarships by completing the general application by the deadline. Once you submit the general application, you will be automatically considered for a pool of Foundation scholarships. After you have submitted your general application, you will be given the option to apply for more scholarships by answering additional questions.
  2. You must meet all requirements by the application deadline. There are different requirements for new and continuing students.
  3. Applications will be reviewed after the deadline.
  4. Notifications will be sent to your Madison College student email.

After Award Offer

  1. If you receive a scholarship, you will be required to submit a note of thanks per instructions in your scholarship offer letter.
  2. The Madison College Foundation Office notifies the Financial Aid Office of the award. 
  3. The scholarship is disbursed after the Date of Record and will be applied directly to your student account to pay towards any remaining balances. If the scholarship is more than the amount you owe to the college, you will receive a refund.

If you have an existing financial aid award, it may need to be adjusted, reduced or cancelled if you receive additional funds (grants, loans or scholarships) that are not yet listed on your award. It is your responsibility to inform the Financial Aid Office of any other aid that is not listed on your award to avoid having to repay financial aid as a result of being over awarded.

External Scholarships

External scholarships are not specific to Madison College students, but can be a great way to gain financial support to reach your educational goals. Madison College partners with $ALT to provide you with a comprehensive list of scholarships offered by organizations, foundations, businesses and others in the community.

Get started by Searching for Scholarships.

Application Process

  1. You must apply for scholarships.
  2. If awarded a scholarship and a FAFSA has been completed, you must notify the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@madisoncollege.edu of your award.
  3. The scholarship provider must mail the check to the Madison College, PO Box 7906, Madison, WI 53707 along with your information to put it in the correct account.
  4. If the check is made out to you and Madison College, you must endorse it in the Truax Payment Center.
  5. The scholarship is disbursed after the Date of Record and will go to your student account to pay towards any remaining balances.
  6. If the scholarship is more than the amount you owe to the college, you will receive a refund.

If you would like to confirm that we have received your check and you know that the scholarship provider has mailed it out at least two weeks ago, you can contact the Financial Operations Office. 

If you have an existing financial aid award, it may need to be adjusted, reduced or cancelled if you receive additional funds (grants, loans or scholarships) that are not yet listed on your award. It is your responsibility to inform the Financial Aid Office of any other aid that is not listed on your award to avoid having to repay financial aid as a result of being over awarded.

International

Devi Bhargava Memorial International Student Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to F-1 visa holders once per year with an application deadline in late March for a Spring semester award. 

The Devi Bhargava Memorial International Student Scholarship (PDF, 193 KB) recognizes students who display both outstanding academic achievements and enthusiastic participation in Madison's international community. One $500 scholarship is awarded each Spring semester to a Madison College international student who is currently attending on a student visa. Strengthen your application starting in the Fall semester by being actively involved with Center for International Education and/or World Student Association initiatives.

International Student Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to F-1 visa holders once per year with an application deadline in late March for a Spring semester award. 

The International Student Foundation Scholarship (PDF, 110 KB) has been made possible by the Madison College Foundation, which has dedicated $1,200 in scholarship funds for F-1 visa-holding international students at Madison College. The scholarship is designed to assist students who have demonstrated good academic performance and clear career aspirations but are experiencing financial difficulties. It is anticipated that the available funding will be divided among the top three to four applicants, with the highest award not to exceed $600.

Other Scholarships

The information detailed below has been compiled by the Center for International Education to help you get started on your search for scholarships and other financial resources. Please note that these scholarships are offered by private organizations and CIE does not have detailed information about the resources offered. We strongly encourage you to check their websites for details on the application process and deadlines.

For additional help and tips on writing scholarship essays, please visit the Writing Center at the Truax, Downtown and South campuses.

Scholarship Search Engines:

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Phi Theta Kappa offers nonmember scholarships as well as PTK member scholarships. Fall applications mainly include transfer scholarships; Spring applications include continuing student scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer in order to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.

Future Students or Students Still Abroad:

Support Student Scholarships

Make a difference by donating to an existing scholarship or establishing a new scholarship for Madison College students. Contact Ruth Hankes at the Madison College Foundation at (608) 246-6719 or rhankes@madisoncollege.edu to learn more.

If you are an external scholarship provider and would like to see your awards listed on the $ALT website, please contact Unigo with your scholarship details. One of their data research analysts will contact you to explain the process of submitting a new award for possible inclusion in our database. There is not typically a fee for listing a scholarship in the Unigo award database; however, each scholarship program and scholarship sponsor will be screened/reviewed in advance of inclusion.

If a student has been awarded an external scholarship, please make the check out to Madison Area Technical College and send it to the Madison College, PO Box 7906, Madison, WI 53707 and include the following information along with the check:

  1. Student’s full name
  2. Student’s Madison College Student ID number
  3. Semester for which the scholarship is awarded
  4. Any specific requirements or stipulations to receive the scholarship