The Page Education Foundation awards annual, renewable grants to students of color who pursue a post-secondary education in Minnesota. Students who accept a Page Grant must make a commitment to volunteer and tutor younger children of color in grades kindergarten-8th through a clearly defined Service to Children Project. The goal of the Service to Children Project is to encourage and assist young children of color to do well in school, have a positive attitude about education, and see college as an attainable long term outcome. Annual awards range from $1,000-$2,500 per student will be given to the winning candidates.
The Page Education Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization founded by Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and former Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Alan Page.
To be eligible for a Page Grant, you must be:
- A student of color and graduate of a Minnesota high school.
- Enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the state of Minnesota during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Maintain full-time status throughout the 2017-2018 academic year in order to remain eligible.
- Willing to complete a minimum of 50 volunteer hours tutoring children in grades K-8thper academic year awarded the grant.
How to Apply
The candidates can download scholarship application form through the given link:
- Essay 500 words: Provide clear responses to the questions below. All submitted essays must be typed, in basic essay format, and the applicant must provide the following information in the upper right-hand corner: Applicant’s full name and primary e-mail address.
- Why is education personally important to you?
- What are your education goals and future career plans?
- What is the Service to Children Project you would like to complete if you are awarded the scholarship?
- Two Letters of Recommendation: All submitted letters must be typed, on professional letterhead, and no more than 1 page.
- One letter of recommendation must be from a teacher at your school.
- The second letter must be from a community professional who is not related to you or a family friend. (i.e. an educator, a supervisor, professional mentor, coach, pastor.) The letter should clearly state your relationship to one another.
- Copy of your 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (SAR)/FAFSA from Federal Student Aid or Parents’ 2016 IRS tax form, 2017
- Copy of high school transcript(s)
The Page Grant application must be signed and all required materials must be postmarked at P.O. Box 581254, Minneapolis, MN 55458.
Annual awards range from $1,000-$2,500 per student. Page Grant amounts vary based on the type of post-secondary educational institution the applicant attends. Awards are equally distributed between two semesters.
Interested students must complete the application and mail it in along with the required documents postmarked no later than May 1, 2017.
You can call at 612-332-0406 for more information