Founded in 1962 as Scholarships, Inc., CollegeReady is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Green Bay, Wisconsin that provides financial and academic support to college-bound students.
Our mission is to encourage and invest in area students to succeed in higher education.
CollegeReady creates hope and brighter futures for youth of all backgrounds in Northeast Wisconsin. Through scholarships and college readiness programming, we help students break down barriers to higher education and change their lives.
Each year, CollegeReady provides over $450,000 in college scholarships to hundreds of students in Northeast Wisconsin. We are proud to have awarded over $13.4 million in scholarships over the past 61 years.
In 2023, CollegeReady awarded more than $507,000 in scholarships to deserving college-bound students.
CollegeReady’s NEW Scholars college readiness program is an afterschool program available to Green Bay middle and high school students who will be the first in their family to earn a college degree.
Through academic support, college prep, parent workshops, service learning, and so much more, NEW Scholars breaks down barriers to higher education that exist for many low-income and first-generation students. Fundamental components of the program include reading, writing, character development, and parent engagement.
Participating students earn up to a $5,000 scholarship to the college/university of their choice.
NEW Scholars is pronounced “new” (not “n.e.w.”)
Those who are interested in supporting CollegeReady can make a tax-deductible contribution at CollegeReadyWI.org/donate