By providing support and encouragement, CollegeReady is changing the lives of many students right here in Northeast Wisconsin. Founded in 1962 as Scholarships, Inc., we are a nonprofit organization that helps local students pay for college through our scholarship program, and prepares them for success with our college readiness program, NEW Scholars.
We are committed to making dreams of higher education come true for deserving students in our community.
We believe the gift of education is a worthy and life-enhancing investment, and one that must be made.
College is such a challenging time, but it is so rewarding to be able to dive headfirst into learning new things every single day and keep pushing towards the dreams I have for my future. It means so much to me to have this scholarship, which supports my passions and helps me continue my educational experience!
The monetary burden of higher education is something that many students must shoulder; from experience, I know how a little help goes a LONG way. That there are people out there who see the importance in supporting student education is something that encouraged me to work hard for my degree and prove that money is not a determinate for collegiate success.
The NEW Scholars program not only helped me be aware of the steps that I have to take in order to achieve my goals, but it also helped me to make new friends, connect with others, and open up to new options in the future.
CollegeReady allowed me to focus on becoming the best version of myself and putting my studies first, the organization was instrumental in getting me where I am today.
The support that I received from CollegeReady, along with other scholarships that I received, made it possible for me to attend college and obtain my degree, despite the difficult financial times that my family was having at the time. I am currently working on my master’s degree in counseling and am looking forward to being able to make a difference in people’s lives in this way.
NEW Scholars has changed my life because it changed the way I look at my future. The program helps me stay focused, have good study habits, and will help me find ways to pay for college. College IS possible!
Thanks to my scholarships I received through CollegeReady, I did not have to worry about my financial situation or whether I needed to call home to ask for money from my family who were already struggling financially.
Being the first individual in my household to attend post-secondary education is a rewarding and terrifying event. Your gift has showed me that my decision to pursue higher education was the right choice for me.
Thank you for your support and well-wishes for my future.
Being a first generation college student hasn’t always been easy, but I’m grateful to say that I have NEW Scholars to help me get there.
With CollegeReady there to help, I gained more than monetary help; connections were made that boosted my self-confidence and esteem in my own abilities to survive and thrive as a young adult.
I have no words to describe how truly grateful I am for this scholarship. It will help me so much to not have to worry about money while I am at school. I am so beyond happy that you all believe in me as much as I believe in myself. Thank you.
Without the scholarships I received, I would not have been able to attend college. I grew up in a low-income household and never had the opportunity to save for college. Thankfully, I was blessed with scholarships from your organization, and I can confidently work towards my goals without having to stress as much about how I will pay for it, or if I can pay for it.
I strongly believe that NEW Scholars is important for future generations because it helps students find ways to pay for college, and offers a wide variety of information on colleges and careers.