The NiaMichelle Scholarship Award

The “NiaMichelle Scholarship” Award was established under the umbrella of the Soup-n-Share Outreach Program in memory of NiaMichelle Hilbert. We wish to honor her legacy and continue her work by demonstrating the love she showed for the Madison community through supporting young people striving to further their education.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must be a permanent resident of Madison or Venice and attend Madison High School. The student must submit an essay that focuses on the applicant’s community service and their intended career path. Applicants have the option of responding to the prompt by submitting a 3-5 minute video in lieu of a written essay.

Award Amount: 
(to be used for tuition, books, or other education-related expenses)

Application Deadline:  
Friday, April 5, 2024 at 11:59pm

Selected recipient(s) will be notified via email and will be presented with their scholarship during the Madison High School Pinning/Awards Luncheon.
Required Qualifications are as follows:
  • Current Senior at Madison High School
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Minimum 300-word essay (or 3-5 min video): How have you contributed to the betterment of your community, and what are your intended career goals?
  • Permanent resident of Madison or Venice, IL
  • Able to provide a current High School Transcript
  • Attending a College/Trade School/Certificate Program after high school graduation
Ready to Apply?
  • Read and follow all instructions.
  • Students should apply only if they are eligible.
  • Complete the application in its entirety. 
  • Incomplete or late applications may be disqualified.

For questions, please email the NiaMichelle Scholarship Committee:

Two convenient options to apply:

*Be sure to save the file to your computer before you begin filling it out! Your progress will not be saved if you complete the pdf form in your web browser!

NiaMichelle Scholarship Application

NOTE: This application must be completed in its entirety once you begin. Responses will not be saved for you to complete later. Applicants are highly encouraged to draft their responses on a separate document to copy and paste into this webform to avoid any of their work being lost. Applicants may also choose to submit a .pdf copy of the application and all required documents to instead of completing the form below.

High School Information

NOTE: Applicant must submit a copy of their most current high school transcript via email to or using the upload option below.

College/Trade School/Certificate Program Information

NOTE: Applicant must submit a copy of their College/Trade School/Certificate Program acceptance via email to or using the upload option below.


Respond to the following essay prompt in at least 300 words (or by submitting a 3-5 minute video). Again, we recommend that you draft your essay on a separate document and then copy and paste below as you will not have an opportunity to save your response once you begin.

*If submitting a video, type "video submission" in the essay field below and skip down to the "Supplemental Material Uploads" section to submit your video response.

Supplemental Material Uploads:

Please ensure that your first and last name are included in the file name of all documents you upload below (ex. LastName_FirstName_Transcript)