Year round, schedule varies
applications accepted during Spring for upcoming school year
The Jane Burrows Buffett Scholars program supports the college aspirations of young people during the years leading up to higher education. Annually, 8th grade students will apply, and 4 are chosen based on their commitment to help others, determination to overcome hardships, and demonstrated potential to attend college. Starting in 9th grade, scholars receive intensive academic support and guidance, leadership training, assistance in planning for and applying to college, as well as funds for school supplies and self-development activities. The Buffett Scholars program is supported by an endowment at the Madison Community Foundation and was made possible by the generosity of Bill and Jan DeAtley with additional early support from an anonymous donor. The fund was created in honor of Jane Burrows Buffett, long-time supporter, volunteer, and advocate for the Center.
Past Buffett Scholars: Ariana Chaloeunporn, Antrionna (Tri) Cox, Chanell Sopha, Chauncy Cannon, Dariana Wilson, Daurice Fountain, Devin Drake, Jeniya Adams, JoNathan Wesley, Kiarra Little, Kwanique Vargas, Laquandis Cannon, and Zildjan Salupen.
Present Buffett Scholars: Allycia Thomas, Angela Hernandez, Anthony Watters, Axel Hernandez Garcia, Corey Moore, Jakobe Godboldt, Kayden Mixson, Melvin Miller, Naser Endreis, Ramaun Harris Jr., Shruthi Ilavarasan, Tania Gil Martinez, Tenzin Namdol, Yousif Al Behadili, Zariyah Murry.