Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant’s attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need.
Key Facts About The Page Grant
- The number of Page Scholars has grown from 10 the first year to 536 this year
- Grants range from $1,000 to $2,500 and must be renewed annually
- More than 1,000 students apply for Page Grants annually; in 28 years, 6,500 grants have been awarded to 4,200 students
- Page Scholars have studied at 104 post-secondary schools across Minnesota
Populations Of Focus
As part of the recruiting process, the Page Education Foundation has two concentrated efforts – AAMRI (African American Male Recruitment Initiative) and American Indian, for populations that have had historically low enrollments. Foundation staff strategically recruits African American males and American Indian high school students and encourages them to apply for Page Grants.
Page Grants have been awarded to students of color from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply for a Page Grant. The deadline for application submission is May 1.
SERVICE TO CHILDREN
Services performed by our current Page Scholars impact about 15,000 Minnesota children annually. With a focus on literacy and tutoring, Page Scholars encourage children of color in kindergarten through eighth grade to view education as a positive and exciting goal.
Each Scholar volunteers at least 50 hours during the academic year. Sessions can include everything from reading aloud to tutoring and mentoring younger children of color.
This program has grown from 100 children served in 1989/1990 to 15,000 children served each year. Page Scholars have volunteered in more than 300 Minnesota schools and community organizations and have provided over 420,000 hours of community service.
We Would Love To Hear From You
Our Page Scholars do great work, but we need support to make it happen. Learn more about how you can get involved as a donor or volunteer with the Page Education Foundation.