History of the Page Education Foundation

The Page Education Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization founded by Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and former Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Alan Page.

Alan Page spent 15 years in the NFL, becoming the first defensive player in the league’s history to receive an MVP award. While playing football, he became a full-time law student, earning his Juris Doctor in 1978.

Alan’s deep and abiding belief in the importance of education did not stop with his own success. Recognizing a need for our education system to reach more young people of color, he used his 1988 induction into the NFL Hall of Fame to launch the Page Education Foundation with his wife Diane.

From its inception, the Foundation has offered money and encouragement to students of color facing incredible barriers to attaining their educational dreams.

Our Mission: 28 Years Strong

A young person’s lifelong success begins with an education.  Access to higher education promises far-reaching benefits, especially to students of color who often face daunting challenges in completing a post-secondary education.

Guided by our mission to encourage Minnesota’s youth of color to pursue post-secondary education, we provide financial support, in the form of Page Grants to students of color. In return for their awards, our recipients, known as Page Scholars, help develop positive attitudes about education among elementary and middle-school children by volunteering as tutors and mentors in their communities.

Since 1988, we have provided more than 6,500 Page Grants totaling $13 million in financial support. These Page Scholars have volunteered over 420,000 hours serving our communities.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, we have selected 536 Page Scholars who will be awarded $900,000 in grants.

Learn More About How You Can Get Involved

Whether you are a student eager to apply and become a Page Scholar, or you are interesting in supporting Minnesota’s youth through the Page Education Foundation, we have resources for you. Donate now online or learn more about how you can give online.