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CollegeReady Press Kit

About CollegeReady

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.

Thank you for your interest in the AT&T Foundation's support of CollegeReady!

CollegeReady to Receive $10,000 Grant from AT&T Foundation to Support Youth, Families Affected by the Digital Divide

 Grant will support students and parents in NEW Scholars program through a series of digital literacy workshops

CollegeReady will receive a $10,000 AT&T Foundation grant to support its work to help students and families affected by the digital divide during a presentation at the Brown County Library Central Branch on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach will join CollegeReady and AT&T for the event.

The AT&T Foundation grant will help CollegeReady support students and parents in the NEW Scholars college readiness program through a series of digital literacy workshops focused on enhancing their digital and technology skills. Through the NEW Scholars program, CollegeReady helps underserved students graduate from high school and become the first in their family to attend college.

The $10,000 AT&T Foundation grant is part of the company’s commitment to help bridge the digital divide by connecting students to skills, resources, and opportunities for success in school and in life.

CLICK HERE to download the news release

Our Programs


Each year, CollegeReady provides over $450,000 in college scholarships to hundreds of students in Northeast Wisconsin. We are proud to have awarded almost $13 million in scholarships over the past 60 years.

College Readiness

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.”)

Supporting CollegeReady

Those who are interested in supporting CollegeReady can make a tax-deductible contribution at CollegeReadyWI.org/donate

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