HISTORY: A young person’s lifelong success begins with an education. Guided by our mission to encourage Minnesota’s youth of color to pursue post-secondary education, the Page Education Foundation promotes the academic achievement, personal responsibility, and untapped potential of Minnesota’s students of color to become vital contributors to their communities. We accomplish this by awarding grants.
PAGE GRANT: The Page Education Foundation awards annual, renewable grants to students of color who are pursuing 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.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To apply for a Page Grant, an applicant must be:
A student of color (Black African American, American Indian, Asian American or Pacific Islander, or Latino/a or Hispanic.)
A graduate of a Minnesota high school.
Enrolled in an accredited Minnesota post-secondary educational institution.
Register and maintain full-time status throughout the academic year they are awarded the grant in order to remain eligible.
IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
There is no GPA requirement.
Non U.S. Citizens are encouraged to apply.
This grant is awarded per academic year and must be renewed annually.
All applications must be submitted online no later than May 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
AWARDS: 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.
APPLICATION: The Page Education Foundation application window opens January 1, 2019 and closes May 1, 2019. Interested students must complete the online application and submit it no later than May 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm. This online application is only for New Applicants. If you are a Returning Page Scholar, you must contact the Page Education Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation to renew your Page Grant.
SELECTION PROCESS: We award Minnesota students of color who are pursuing post-secondary education, have demonstrated a commitment to education despite facing overwhelming barriers, and are passionate about giving back to their communities.
There are two sets of applicants the Page Education Foundation’s Selection Committee reviews:
NEW APPLICANTS are chosen based on the quality of their essay, letters of recommendation, financial need, and a willingness to complete the Service to Children Project requirement.
- RETURNING PAGE SCHOLARS are chosen based on the quality of their essay describing their completed Service to Children Project, feedback from their volunteer site reported on the Service to Children Evaluation form, progress in studies (i.e. ability to maintain full-time status), and completion of the required 50 hours of volunteer service by May 1, 2019.
Applicants will be notified in mid-June of their application’s status by e-mail and the notification will be sent to the e-mail address the applicant provided on the grant application. If selected, an Acceptance Letter will accompany the award notification. Selected recipients must read and sign their Acceptance Letter electronically and submit it to the foundation by the due date specified prior to distribution of any grant payments. Not all applicants will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
SERVICE TO CHILDREN PROJECT DETAILS: Selected applicants must complete a Service to Children Project, which is their volunteer service to a Minnesota community organization to tutor and mentor children in grades K-8th for a minimum of 50 hours. If circumstances prevent completion of the required service hours, recipients will forfeit the grant. When awarded the Page Grant, recipients may begin the process to volunteering as early as July 1, 2019. The 50 hours of the service project is due on May 1, 2020, giving recipients 10 months to complete this project.