College Partners

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Our college partners work with Give Back to provide resources and expertise to give students a chance at a higher education degree. Give Back scholars can apply to any partner school in the state they live in to receive a scholarship that covers tuition, fees, room and board. Our model has utilized in-state tuition and the generosity of our college partners to prepay for over 1000 scholarships and be on track to triple that number.

CALIFORNIA 

California State University- San Bernardino, CA

CSUSB ensures student learning and success, conducts research, scholarly and creative activities, and is actively engaged in the vitality of our region. We cultivate the professional, ethical, and intellectual development of our students, faculty and staff so they thrive and contribute to a globally connected society. Learn More

Champan University- Orange, CA

Chapman University is a student-centered university, recognized nationally and internationally as a center of academic and personal excellence that prepares our students to contribute to a global society. Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that attracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world. Learn More

University of La Verne- La Verne, CA

The University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of traditional-age, adult, and graduate learners, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to life-long learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. Learn More

DELAWARE

University of Delaware- Newark, DE

The University of Delaware is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and service. From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the institution today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact. Come join us. Learn More

ILLINOIS

Blackburn College- Carlinville, IL

Blackburn College, founded in 1837 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), provides a coeducational student body with a rigorous, distinctive, and affordable liberal arts education that prepares graduates to be responsible, productive citizens. The Blackburn community values critical and independent thinking, leadership development, respect for all individuals, and lifelong learning. The College fosters a sense of service, community, and moral responsibility through its unique student-managed work program, its collegial concept of shared governance, and its faculty/staff mentor relationship with students. Learn More

Illinois State University- Normal, IL

We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond. Learn more.

Lewis University- Romeoville, IL

Located in the Midwest, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning, values and preparation for professional work come together with a synergy that gives the university its educational identity and focus. Founded in 1932, Lewis is a dynamic, coeducational university offering more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 35 graduate programs, and two doctoral programs. Lewis is one of many schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order.  Learn More

Northern Illinois University- DeKalb, IL

The vision of Northern Illinois University is to be the premier student-centered, research-focused public university in the Midwest, contributing to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the people of the region, the state, the nation, and the world. With this vision, the mission of the University is to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service. Learn More

University of Illinois- Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community of students, scholars, and alumni is changing the world. With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact. Learn More

University of St. Francis- Joliet, IL

For nearly 100 years, the University of St. Francis has upheld Catholic Franciscan values while striving for academic excellence. We are welcoming learners who, like you, have a passion for the continuous pursuit of knowledge. Small class sizes taught by faculty with real-world experience provide you with personal attention and a supportive academic environment. We offer more than 120 innovative online courses that have been recognized as some of the best in the nation, with curriculum designed to develop the skills you need for lifelong learning. Learn More

KANSAS

Baker University- Baldwin City, KS

Baker University is a premier private university with a tradition of academic excellence and student engagement in a respectful, inviting, and values-based learning community. The faculty provides creative, student-focused learning experiences that challenge students to analyze issues with depth and clarity. Students fully engage in their learning; connect with peers, faculty, and staff; and develop lifelong relationships with diverse groups of people. Graduates realize their potential to become confident, competent contributors to society. Learn More

Kansas State University- Manhattan, KS

The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve. Learn more.

Pittsburg State University- Pittsburg, KS

When you choose Pitt State, you’re choosing a family with a rich history and strong academics. Pitt State is a fully accredited state university with more than 200 academic programs.  Learn More

Wichita State University- Wichita, KS

Envision a place where creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are valued – where a living/learning ecosystem has been custom-made to nurture your success. It’s a place where risk-taking and collaboration are not only accepted, but encouraged, and lessons extend beyond walls and campus boundaries to influence change on the grandest scale. Envision a place where tomorrow is being created today.  Learn More

NEW JERSEY

Montclair State University- Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University is committed to serving the educational needs of New Jersey with programs characterized by academic rigor and currency in the development of knowledge and its applications. The University will offer a comprehensive range of baccalaureate, master’s, and certificate programs and a focused portfolio of doctoral programs that are closely aligned with the University’s academic strengths and the needs of the state.  Learn More

New Jersey Institute of Technology- University Heights Newark, NJ

NJIT is committed to economic development for Newark, New Jersey, and the region. One of the first institutions in the nation to adopt economic development as a major objective, the university operates several outreach centers that provide technical assistance to help small and medium-sized companies in the state become more globally competitive. The Enterprise Development Center, New Jersey’s largest high-technology business incubator, is home to 90 high-tech and life-science companies that have access to NJIT facilities and can partner with researchers to develop innovative new products.  Learn More

Rowan College at Gloucester County- Sewell, NJ

Rowan College at Gloucester County is a center for learning that strives for academic excellence, supports the economic development of the community and seeks to enhance the community’s quality of life through affordable, accessible programs and services in a safe and caring environment.  Learn More

Rowan University- Glassboro, NJ

A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the university enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.  Learn More

Saint Peter’s University- Jersey City, NJ

At Saint Peter’s, you become more than a student; you become a member of the Saint Peter’s family. A family over 50,000 members strong. A family dedicated to supporting each other. A family that serves society and gives back. A family of leaders. A family of mentors. A family with a singular goal: helping you achieve yours, now and for the rest of your life.  Learn More

The College of New Jersey- Ewing, NJ

The College of New Jersey, a nationally recognized public institution founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is a primarily undergraduate and residential college, with targeted graduate programs. Grounded in the liberal arts, TCNJ’s personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education engages students at the highest level within and beyond the classroom. TCNJ believes in the transformative power of education to develop critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners and leaders. The College empowers its diverse students, staff, and faculty to sustain and enhance their communities both locally and globally.  Learn More

William Paterson University- Wayne, NJ

William Paterson is the choice of highly motivated students who come here to unleash their potential and pursue their dreams. As a mid-size university with nearly 11,500 students, we are large enough to offer extensive learning resources and impressive facilities, yet small enough to provide personalized attention and small classes that average just 19 students. With our highly recognized faculty and campus-wide support system, we help our students develop and strengthen the skills they need to achieve success.  Learn More

NEW YORK

Binghamton University- Binghamton, NY

A world-class institution, Binghamton University offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Ranked among the elite public universities in the country, Binghamton challenges students academically, not financially, in its unique, best-of-both-worlds environment.
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Mercy College- Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world. Learn More

Queens College- Queens, NY

At its founding in 1937, Queens College was hailed by the people of the borough as “the college of the future.” Now part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and use modern technologies and information resources. Queens College was recently ranked by the Equality of Opportunity Project as being the top 1% of schools that help lower-income students attain upward social mobility. Learn More. 

PENNSYLVANIA

Elizabethtown College- Elizabethtown, PA

Elizabethtown College is committed to valuing and fostering the diversity reflected in our life together and in the world beyond our campus. We strive to ensure that the members of the community—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—are diverse in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, age and national origin. We also seek to provide our community members, especially our students, with educational opportunities, programs, and services that are multicultural in content and expressive of a diverse life of experiences and worldviews that underrepresented groups bring to the learning environment.  Learn More

Kutztown University- Kutztown, PA

Kutztown University’s mission is to provide a high quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels in order to prepare students to meet lifelong intellectual, ethical, social, and career challenges. Kutztown University aspires to be a regional center of excellence providing opportunities for advanced academic, cultural, and public service experiences, within a caring community, designed to promote success in a global society. Learn More

University of Sciences- Philadelphia, PA

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. USciences students are proven everywhere they go. Learn More

West Chester University- West Chester, PA

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the largest of the 14 public institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the fourth-largest university in the Philadelphia area. According to U.S. News & World Report, WCU is one of the top regional universities in the north.West Chester also is one of only three Pennsylvania schools ranked in the top 100 Kiplinger “best buys” in American public higher education. Learn More

Williamson College of the Trades- Media, PA

Williamson College of the Trades prepares qualified young men to be respected leaders and productive members of society. To accomplish the mission, Williamson gratuitously provides students with academic, trade, technical, moral and religious education, and a living environment based on the Judeo-Christian perspective that fosters the values of faith, integrity, diligence, excellence, and service. Williamson develops the entire student, spiritually, socially, and professionally, emphasizing academic, trade, technical, and moral education in a structured community based on Judeo-Christian principles, without charging for tuition, room, or board. Learn More