Reminders for Current Scholars

Family Orientation

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.

Lunch & Learns

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.

College Visits

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.

FASFA College Application Workshop

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.

STEAM in the Classroom 

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.

Christmas with a Cause (SERVICE)

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.

Smart Money/ Financial Literacy

 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.

Leadership Workshop

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.

Career Visits

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.

Earn Service Hours

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.