Give Something Back Foundation

Providing mentors and scholarships to help Pell Grant-eligible students go to college and graduate in four years, debt free.

We’re not changing the world, just the lives of as many kids as we can.

— Bob Carr, founder of Give Something Back Foundation

Who We Are

Give Something Back Foundation awards scholarships to students of modest means (Pell Grant eligible). The foundation’s GSBF Media publishes books and websites that inspire low-income students and provide a blueprint for scholarship programs. We offer resources to help all students become financially literate and navigate the complexities of funding a college education.

We believe a college education will help students realize their full potential. By providing scholarships for tuition, room and board, we help students avoid steep college loan debt that has become a national crisis.

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What We Do

Working with teachers, school administrators and community organizations, we identify 9th graders who show academic promise but because of their family’s financial resources may not consider college an achievable option.

We then pair selected students with our trained adult mentors who help prepare them academically and socially for the rigors of a four-year university.

Once the students reach their senior year of high school, the foundation assists them with the application process through one of our partner colleges and universities. Selected students receive a college education, at no cost for tuition or room and board. Students continue their relationship with the foundation during their four years of college.

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Through the Fires

An American Business Story of Turbulence, Triumph and Giving Back.

Robert Owen Carr with Dirk Johnson

The full price of every book purchased here is donated to the Give Something Back Foundation.

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Sam Jones, Student,

The College of New Jersey


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Learn More About Our Scholarships

Read the About Us section, to see if your 9th grader might be eligible.
Then, attend an Information Session.

Click here for a listing of the upcoming sessions in the states in
which we have programs.

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