Bright Minds Big Dreams
The Annexstad Family Foundation, established in 2000, was founded by Al and Cathy Annexstad and their family. Since its inception, the Foundation has helped hundreds of young people achieve their dream of earning a college degree.
17 Years of Changing Lives
For 17 years futures have been altered for the better, and aspiring leaders have been given the tools they will need to lead the coming generations – one education at a time.
Scholarships at a Glance
669 Scholarships awarded to date
86 New Awards in 2016
90 New Scholars in 2017
245 Graduates to date
58 Participating colleges and universities
“Notre Dame has devoted significant resources to support low-income and first-generation students. The mission of the Annexstad Family Foundation aligns perfectly with these efforts, and we feel privileged to work with them to make the dream of a college education a reality for young people who have, in the face of great challenges, excelled in all facets of their lives.”
Rev. John J. Jenkins C.S.C.,
President University of Notre Dame
Living the Dream
Hayden Rodarte, a 2014 Stanford University graduate, shares heartfelt testimony on the merits of The Annexstad Family Foundation Leaders for Tomorrow National Scholarship Program.
Hayden is not the only Annexstad Scholar living the dream. See what other Scholars have to say about being given the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
From the Heart
The lives of Annexstad Scholars are profoundly impacted by the generosity of the Annexstad Family Foundation. The deep appreciation of these young adults can be felt in their heartfelt words of gratitude.
View letters of gratitude from our Scholars
College presidents and distinguished leaders have many positive things to say about the work being done by the Annexstad Family Foundation. Here Dean L. Bresciani, President of North Dakota State University speaks about the Annexstad Family Foundation and the Leaders for Tomorrow.