Reminders for Current Scholars
The Madonna Foundation hosts our annual Family Orientation in August to welcome scholars and families. This gathering allows our new scholars and families to meet our Foundation staff and current scholars and families. At the Family Orientation we will review all the programming and services that will be provided for all scholars and families in the upcoming school year.
The Lunch and Learn series is designed to provide our scholars with skills and knowledge in a variety of areas such as communication, leadership, skill development and college readiness. Each semester these seminars are held at the schools for all scholars.
All Madonna Scholars and parents participate in two college visits each year. These visits offer information on the application process, financial aid, scholarships, academic programs and student life.
See photos below from our visit to:
Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI.
All junior scholars are offered an exciting opportunity to participate in a FREE ACT online prep course. This program includes several hours of prep sessions and practice ACT tests so students can learn tips, strategies, and techniques needed to succeed on their ACT test.
Arrupe College of Loyola University provides an excellent and informative presentation on Financial Aid for college. Our scholars and families learn about FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) through a presentation that covers: FASFA Application Timeline, Documents Needed, Grants, Loans and Additional Scholarships and a Q&A session.
Virtual STEAM Program: Argonne in the Classroom
The Madonna Foundation works with a variety of community partners such as Argonne National Labs to provide our Annual STEAM program open to all students.
The Madonna Scholars gather together in December for a Christmas Celebration/Service Project. In the true spirit of giving, scholars create an item to bring Christmas cheer to those in need.
This workshop is presented annually through our Community Partnership with WinTrust Banks and provides helpful tools and tips for our scholars and families in order to help them navigate college expenses and build their financial success for the future.
Scholars participate in annual leadership conferences to develop leadership styles, build self confidence, and gain valuable communication skills.
Career Days: Junior and Senior Madonna Scholars participate in our annual Career Day program that allows our students to network with professionals in a variety of career paths.We are so thrilled to have our students visit Chicago area firms and spend the day getting a first hand look at how a professional operation functions.
Madonna Foundation is excited to partner with Automated Business Design and Andersen Tax to host (2) Career Day visits for Junior/Senior Scholars. Our scholars will have the opportunity to network with professionals from both organizations and learn about their various career paths. They will also learn about their Summer Internship opportunities.
The Madonna Foundation looks forward to celebrating our graduating seniors. We join together in May with our scholars, their parents, the school liaisons and supporters to celebrate our graduates and all their achievements.
Throughout their four years as a Madonna Scholar, students have an opportunity to earn at least 30 service hours. Some programs and events that provide service hours include: Christmas with a Cause, Madonna Mile,Trivia Night, and Alumnae events.