Achieving College Dreams Through Community Support
Scholarships, Inc. was founded in 1962 when a group of Green Bay community leaders came together with the same goal: To financially assist and encourage worthy local high school students to seek higher education. The focus remains the same today. The organization works directly with schools, students, and their parents to administer scholarships and provides programming that encourage educational and personal growth among students.
We receive funds from private donors, businesses, and organizations. Donations are tax-deductible.
Changing Lives for More Than 57 Years
Scholarships, Inc. has a rich history of attracting, administering and distributing financial contributions to qualified and worthy students who seek a college education. To-date, we have awarded over $11 million in financial need-based scholarships to more than 8,700 local students, with nearly $700,000 distributed in 2014 alone.
Highlights of our history include:
Nine Green Bay community leaders formed Scholarships, Inc. to financially assist and encourage worthy local high school students to seek higher education. This first year's scholarships were awarded to 16 students and totaled $7,550.
Thanks to the generous bequest of long-time Door County resident Pearl Noren, Scholarships, Inc. added the Door County scholarship program.
Scholarships, Inc. joined with organizations such as The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, ShopKo, Taxpayers Network, Inc., Hemophelia Outreach Center and The Rhoades Foundation by administering Partner Scholarship programs.
The organization began awarding scholarships to students attending technical colleges.
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary by awarding $534,000 at the annual Lamp of Knowledge Celebration, which honored those who have helped create a better tomorrow through higher education. The event featured keynote speaker Wes Moore, New York Times best-selling author and youth advocate.
Scholarships, Inc. announces its three-year pilot college readiness program, NEW Scholars. The program will help sixth grade students become college application and scholarship ready through reading, writing and character-development enrichment.
Additionally, Scholarships, Inc. launched its brand new, online scholarship application.
Scholarships, Inc. recruited the first-ever cohort of NEW Scholars, which was announced at our annual Lamp of Knowledge Celebration. The event featured special guest Erin Gruwell - New York Times best-selling author, mentor and inspiration behind the Paramount Pictures movie The Freedom Writers. Ms. Gruwell gave a motivating presentation to students during the afternoon, and was our keynote speaker during the evening dinner, award ceremony and NEW Scholars introduction.
As we look to the future, Scholarships, Inc.'s Board of Directors and staff are committed to college readiness for all students, especially those who might not otherwise have the opportunity for higher education.
Scholarships, Inc. Non-Discrimination Policy
Scholarships, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of any applicable protected classification including, but not limited to, race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities and operations include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, advertising for available scholarships, selection of scholarship recipients, and the provision of related services. Scholarships, Inc. is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, volunteers, vendors, applicants, and scholarship recipients.