Special Populations

Madison College offers special support services for students who qualify for the following programs.  

  1. Student Veterans

    Veterans Resource Services provides an environment to empower student veterans by facilitating connections to campus resources and community partnerships to promote academic, career, employment and personal success.

  2. TriO Student Support Services

    TRiO/Student Support Services is a federally-funded, comprehensive support program created to increase student retention and graduation rates and to facilitate student transfer from Madison College to a four-year college or university.

    You may qualify for the TRiO program if you meet at least one of the qualifications:

    • First-generation college student
    • Limited or low income
    • Documented disability

    *Please note that due to federal guidelines you must be a US citizen or permanent resident to qualify for TRiO Student Support Services.

  3. Scholars of Color Mentoring Program

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    • Be a student of color
    • Enroll in six degree credits each semester
    • Maintain a minimum of 2.0 G.P.A.
    • Participation in monthly scholar meetings
    • Commitment to academic success

    CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHOLARS OF COLOR MENTORING PROGRAM IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BIWEEKLY SCHOLAR MEETINGS?

    Attendance of at least 75 percent at the monthly meetings is required. Attendance requirements are considerably higher in order to be eligible for a program stipend or textbook award, if applicable.

    DO I HAVE TO JOIN THE SCHOLARS OF COLOR MENTORING PROGRAM IN ORDER TO BE A MENTOR AT MADISON COLLEGE?

    At this time, only the Scholars of Color Mentoring Program pairs mentors to students. Other opportunities to connect with student leaders or organizations may be available through the Center for Student Life.

  4. TOPS College Success

    This program has been developed for Madison College students who participated in the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County‚Äôs AVID/TOPS program while in high school. The program encourages TOPS scholars to establish peer support with other TOPS scholars and connect with knowledgeable Retention Services staff for advising, career exploration and other academic support services to help in their successful transition to college. Through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, Madison College has created an opportunity for a unique and dynamic learning community to provide specialized support to TOPS scholars. Send an email for more details.

    WHAT ARE THE SERVICES I CAN EXPECT TO RECEIVE FROM THIS PROGRAM?

    TOPS scholars receive individualized advising support, attend monthly meetings to remain connected, participate in opportunities to increase college success and engagement, and may be eligible for book stipends or participation awards.

    DO I NEED TO SEE THE DEDICATED AVID/TOPS ADVISOR?

    No. As a Madison College student, you can see any advisor of your choice but the TOPS advisor is familiar with your academic profile.