NFFF Scholarships

Kenneth M. Hedrick Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Recipient

Madison Tipton

Major: Criminology
Academic Scholarship Years:
Daughter of
Madison Tipton

Madison dreams of becoming a crime scene investigator and being one of the first in her family to graduate from college. She says that she has been in and out of the hospital since childhood and wants to pay it back by helping children who are in similar situations. Madison has a full- time job and sometimes works a second job when she has time available. Madison also shared that her family will not be helping with any expenses involving college.

Last fall, she coached a fifth-grade volleyball team and enjoyed watching the children grow and improve during the season. During the pandemic, she helped with several food drives.

Madison says she wants the scholarship committee to know, “I am a very hard-working kid with big dreams.” Her employers, Bill and Leslie Jones, say she has a good work ethic, learns her responsibilities quickly and is very determined. BLM National Honor Guard coordinator Thomas Hayes cites Madison’s sensitivity, empathy, wisdom, and resolve as qualities that make her deserving of a scholarship.

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