The MADF believes that education is the greatest equalizer. We make a difference in education by providing scholarships to individuals who are furthering their education. We also partner with schools, non-profits, churches, and other programs by making financial contributions to their educational programs.

About the Scholarship Award

We are awarding up to 10 scholarships.

The students selected by The MADF Scholarship Selection Committee will be awarded $1,500 scholarship to apply towards college expenses. Past scholarship awardees can apply annually up to a maximum of 4 years.

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicant must reside in the state of Washington or California.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college, school or university.
  • Award must be used for educational expenses (cost of tuition, books, supplies, room and/or board).
  • Employees including Board Members and their immediate family are not eligible.

Application Process

Applicant must submit:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A current headshot photo that captures:
    – Professional image
    – Appropriate attire
    – Shoulders and up
    – Good lighting to distinguish features
  3. Official grade transcript
  4. A financial aid award letter

Additional Information

DISCLAIMER: MADF Employees, Non-US citizens, and employee relatives are not eligible by uploading your photo, you hereby grant the Making A Difference Foundation permission to use your likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration and agree that all photos will become the property of the Making A Difference Foundation and will not be returned.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. All application materials must be postmarked by
June 30, 2023 at 5:00 PM PST. No exceptions.

If you are not able to complete the online application, please reach out for a paper application at
MADF- Scholarship Program Application P.O. Box 94545 Seattle, WA 98124


Congratulations to our past scholarship recipients.