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Scholarship Program

Apply to Become a Madonna Scholar

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Madonna Foundation Scholarship Program. Online applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available from February 1, 2023, to March 15, 2023.

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Before completing the online portion of the application, please be sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Applying for admission to one of our partner all-girl Catholic schools as a freshman or a returning Madonna Scholar. Our partner high schools include Josephinum Academy, Resurrection High School, Trinity High School, Regina Dominican, Our Lady of Tepeyac, and Mother McAuley High School.
  • Our income requirement for applicants is $15,000 per person in the family per year or less. For example, a family of four (4) with a total annual income of $60,000 or less would be eligible to apply; a family of four (4) with a total annual income of more than $60,000 per year would not be eligible.
  • Applicants must complete a school financial aid application through their high school by March 15, 2023.

Madonna Scholar Expectations

If a scholarship award is offered to a student, the student and a parent must sign a Scholarship Agreement accepting the terms of the scholarship. This agreement acknowledges that the Madonna Foundation shares financial and academic records with the high schools, and also includes a photo release for scholars. Madonna Scholars are expected to do the following:

1
Maintain an acceptable academic, discipline, and attendance record at school, demonstrating effort.

Madonna Scholars are expected to maintain a minimum of a “C” Grade in all subjects. Students falling below a “C” average will be placed on academic probation with the Madonna Foundation. Weekly tutoring will be required through the school or through the Foundation and paid for by the Madonna Foundation if necessary.

2
Attend and participate in Madonna Scholars’ programming throughout the year.

Each scholar is required to attend events and should plan on spending an average of 8 hours per month dedicated to Madonna Foundation programming.

3
Respond to the Madonna Foundation Director and /or Scholarship Manager in a timely matter.

Scholars and guardians are expected to be responsive to the Foundation, returning phone calls and emails within two (2) business days.

4
Stay compliant with Madonna Foundation scholarship expectations and rules.

Cases of noncompliance will be reviewed by Madonna Foundation’s administration and may result in the termination of the scholarship.

Madonna Scholarship Application Process

Once you verify that you are eligible to apply and understand the scholarship expectations, please gather the necessary information to complete the online application. The online application is available from February 1, 2023, to March 15, 2023.

FIRST-TIME MADONNA SCHOLAR APPLICANTS

Applications for first-time Madonna Scholar applicants must include

  • An online questionnaire to be completed by the student and an essay (limit essay to 350 words or less).
  • An online questionnaire to be completed by a guardian, including financial information. The guardian will need a W2, 990, or current pay stub in order to complete this information. (Financial information will be verified with the school).
  • A completed recommendation form from a current teacher or school administrator. You will need to contact this teacher and have them complete an online recommendation through the Madonna Foundation website. It is important that we receive this recommendation email back no later than March 15, 2023.
  • Applicants must complete a school financial aid application through their high school by March 15, 2023.
  • New freshman students will need to upload a copy of their most recent 8th grade report cards from their junior high school. High schools will provide entrance exam scores for incoming students.
RETURNING MADONNA SCHOLAR APPLICANTS

Applications for returning Madonna Scholar applicants must include

  • An online questionnaire to be completed by the student and a brief essay (limit essay to 350 words or less).
  • An online questionnaire to be completed by a guardian, including financial information. The guardian will need a W2, 990, or current pay stub in order to complete this information. (Financial information will be verified with the school).
  • A completed recommendation form from a current teacher or school administrator. You will need to contact this teacher and have them complete an online recommendation through the Madonna Foundation website. It is important that we receive this recommendation email back no later than March 15, 2023.
  • Applicants must complete a school financial aid application through their high school by March 15, 2023.

Important Notes While Completing the Application

Students and a guardian should plan to spend at least one (1) hour completing the online application after all information is gathered.

The deadline for the online submission is March 15, 2023, at midnight.

If you have any questions about eligibility, expectations, or the application process, please contact April Dumas-Gray, Scholarship Manager, at [email protected] or by phone (331) 318-5183 [office] or (331) 452-7329 [mobile].