This Foundation not only serves those with testicular cancer and young adults with cancer in general, it also provides scholarships and prizes to students in the Media Arts & Game Development program at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Max’s alma mater.



The Media Arts and Game Design Expo has the “Best in Show” award ($500) at the University of Whitewater-Wisconsin is the Max Mallory Award. This is given annually. The Expo is an opportunity for students to show video games they have developed as part of their studies. Max won an award at the Expo in 2015.


2017 winnersZach McCormick and Cole Luther for the game Key Kingdom Souls.

2018 winners: Brandon Hanabarger and Brian Maresso, for the game Vapor Burn.

2019 winnerKahlen Friske for the game Dark Descent.

2020 winners: The team who created the game Split: Wesley McWhorter, programming/level design; Leah Blasczyk, programming/level design; Sydney Myers, lead art; Zack Garner, programming/level design; Adam Weber, programming/level design; Nathan Frazier, music and sound effects; Dakota DeLaruelle, programming.

2021 winners: (two winners) Alyssa Fuller, illustrator and motion designer, for Boss Battle Banners; the team who created the game End of the Party: Wesley McWhorter, programming/audio; Leah Blasczyk, programming/concept; Cass Aleatory, writing/programming; Sydney Myers, art/VFX/Level design; Damian Monson, art/animation; Alyssa Fuller, soundtrack.

2022 winners: Numerous

2023 winners: Corbin Giese and Cory Fritsch for the design on the board game Cross Fight.


MAG-D award given by John-Mark Mallory

John-Mark Mallory giving the Max Mallory Award in 2018

The Max Mallory Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship given to an incoming junior in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Media Arts and Game Design program. This assists a student, chosen by the university, to complete their major. This was the first scholarship for the Media Arts and Game Design program at the university. The scholarship repeats, providing an additional $1000 during the recipient’s senior year. It is given annually.



2017 – Rainee Ripplinger

2018 – Bre Addie

2019 – Wesley McWhorter

2020 – Adam Weber

2021 – Cassidy Ochowski

2022 – Cass Aletory

2023 – Joey St. Louis and Brian Michael

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