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Page Education Foundation

  • Page Education Foundation
  • 901 N. 3rd Street
    Suite 355
  • Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • (612) 332-0406
  • 1988
  • Kathy Moua
  • Operations Manager

Program Description

Page Grant

Page Grants is a scholarship program awarded to students of color who graduate from a Minnesota High School and attend a Minnesota post-secondary institution. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant�¢�?�?s commitment to education, willingness to mentor children, and financial need. Students who are selected for a Page Grant, known as Scholars, attend a 2/4-year program at a Minnesota school and agree to complete annual service projects with children. Each year, 1,000 students apply for Page Grants from 250 Minnesota high schools and colleges/universities. We specifically target students of color who are unlikely to pursue post-secondary education due to barriers, including lack of financial resources and average grades. In response to low enrollment rates in higher education from African American males, American Indian students, and Greater Minnesota students of color, we make special recruitment efforts. On average over 500 Page Scholars are selected to receive a Page Grant. Page Grants range in value from $1,000 to $2,500 annually. Subsequent grants are based on students�¢�?�? academic progress and mentoring performance.

Service to Children

Our Service to Children program requires each Page Scholar to volunteer for a minimum of 50 hours tutoring and mentoring children in kindergarten through 8th grade. With a focus on literacy, tutoring, and mentoring, Page Scholars encourage children of color to view education as a positive and exciting goal.

Page Connections

Page Connections is a professional development program connecting Page Scholars to professional mentors in the community, helping them to expand their network, and providing information about internships, financial education, resume feedback, and career opportunities, and accessing soft-skills development alongside their college education.

Page Connections is year-round and ongoing. Page Education Foundation collaborates with corporate partners and local businesses to offer expanded learning opportunities and create internship and career opportunities. These unique partnerships benefit businesses and scholar participants: students can explore careers through hands-on internships and workshops, and businesses can then recruit from a diverse pool of potential and qualified Page Scholar graduates. Most of the workshops take place during our Fall seminar.

At the annual fall seminar, community professionals provide mentorship and connect Page Scholars to organized professional development opportunities such as workshops, informative panels, and career exploration sessions. Page Connections offers cross-cultural experiences through networking opportunities and provides financial education workshops on topics such as budgeting, negotiating a wage, loans, and insurance.

Services Provided

  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 567
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Augsburg University
  • Hamline University
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of St Thomas