Recipient of the John A. Johnson fund, with his Formula One race car at Milwaukee School of Engineering.
What are they?
Scholarship endowment funds allow you to make merit, need or academic-based scholarship awards to students seeking to further their education.
With a scholarship fund, you can establish the criteria for selecting scholarship recipients and identify a conduit organization that best fits with the student population you want to support. Conduit organizations can be a school, charity or religious institution.
The Madison Community Foundation administers approximately 90 scholarship funds. Current scholarships assist high school students achieve their diploma, technical college students learn skills for a particular trade, returning adults achieve their dreams for graduate education, and medical students experience health care in other parts of the world. The foundation staff can help you create a scholarship that supports your passion for education.
The more than $220,000 in annual scholarship grants awarded through our scholarship funds represents a tremendous financial resource to students throughout Dane County and beyond.
Click here to view of list of scholarship funds at the Madison Community Foundation
- Our scholarships can support students of all ages who are obtaining their education and degrees at every level in the educational system.
- Scholarships may benefit a particular group of people such as women, people of color, or residents of a particular community.
- Scholarship awards can be one-time or recurring over a period of time.
- Scholarships must be permanent endowment funds and start with a minimum balance of $15,000.
- Foundation staff ensures that scholarship recipients meet fund criteria and fulfill scholarship award requirements.
To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund, download a sample Scholarship fund agreement
or contact Amy Overby
, Vice President, Donor Relations, at (608) 232-1763.