Facts and Figures: The Madonna Difference

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The Madonna Foundation is proud to carry on the legacy and mission of Madonna High School, serving Chicago’s underserved and at risk young women by providing them with access to a high-quality Catholic secondary education.

The Foundation represents all the best of Madonna High School’s proud traditions and continues to make a difference in the community.

  • Since its founding in 2001, the Madonna Foundation has awarded over 1,200
  • scholarships totaling over $2.7 million in scholarship awards
  • Over the past 16 years, 99.7% of our scholars have graduated from high school, and 99.6% of them have pursued higher education
  • For the 2017-18 school year, the Madonna Foundation has 48 scholars at five all-girl Catholic High Schools serving the Chicago area.
  • 80% of our Scholars are from minority backgrounds
  • 54% of our Scholars come from single–parent homes
  • 82% of our scholars will be the first in their family to obtain a four year post-secondary degree
  • The average scholarship for the 2017-18 school year is approximately $2,717
  • The average per person income in a scholar’s family is $7727 per year ( only 27% of the average income per person for the state of Illinois)