The AGB Foundation is passionate about education, and our College Scholarships program offers financial tools to help young people on their path to a better life.
Investing in higher education may be one of the most important things we can do to improve our society. Better educated workers contribute more to the economy through taxes. They also tend to be healthier and more engaged in parenting and civic affairs, according to studies by the College Board. In short, a good education can help build a better person. And a better person can improve a community. Unfortunately, college costs have gone through the roof in recent years, making higher education out of reach for many young people. An incredible 98 percent of students applying to college need financial assistance, according to the Princeton Review. That’s why scholarships are more important than ever.
The AGB Foundation believes that providing access to higher education in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods is a key to rebuilding those communities. Our College Scholarships program rewards deserving students from areas of our city that are economically disadvantaged and racially segregated.