This scholarship supports a Dane County graduating high school senior with a $1000 stipend to further his or her education and training beyond high school. If additional donations are made, further support or additional scholarships can be awarded. Eligibility for the scholarship is reserved for students who are participating in the free or reduced lunch program at school.
A unique benefit of the scholarship is that it also provides financial support for the teen’s family via rent credit and grocery store gift cards, freeing the teen from typical financial contributions or commitments to the household income.
The Madison St. Vincent de Paul Youth Service Council developed the scholarship program and the application, reviews submissions and selects the scholarship recipient.
This scholarship is made possible by your generous donations and Youth Service Council fundraisers throughout the year.
The Madison St. Vincent de Paul Youth Service Council is part of the District Council of Madison, Inc., Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The SVdP YSC is comprised of high school students throughout the county dedicated to service, faith and friendship. The Council plans a number of events in these areas each year.
The scholarship has become a signature program for the group and has already provided more than $2,500 in educational stipends and more than $1,000 in family assistance in the past two years.
“I’m so happy to have this. All here have been so helpful to me. ... Chris really treated me with dignity and respect.”