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.
“This scholarship will help cover the gap in my tuition so that I may go to school. ”
Since 2008, we have awarded tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving young people of color. The awards have been used for post-secondary educational expenses at four-year colleges and universities and at two-year colleges. High school seniors may apply for one of the following scholarships:
Nia Griffin Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher and have diverse learning needs.
John H. Griffin III Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and qualify for free and reduced lunch.
Geneva Stringer Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a 1st generation college student.
Najia Griffin Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a student athlete in high school.
Jibril Griffin Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and have shown an interest in technology or engineering.