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First-Generation College Student Scholarships to Apply for in 2024

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  1. Cover image for Skylar's Hope Scholarship

    Skylar's Hope Scholarship

    Funded by
    Skylar's Hope
    This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Skylar Holly by supporting students who share his passion for helping others and making the world safer.
    Funded by
    Skylar's Hope
    This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Skylar Holly by supporting students who share his passion for helping others and making the world safer.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student
    • Desired Career: First responder (firefighter, police, EMT, etc.)
    Amount:$1,525
    Deadline:Jul 21, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  2. Cover image for Castillo Scholarship

    Castillo Scholarship

    Funded by
    Marisa Roberts
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM by helping them overcome their financial hurdles.
    Funded by
    Marisa Roberts
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM by helping them overcome their financial hurdles.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school, undergraduate, or graduate student
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Field of Study: STEM
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Aug 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  3. Cover image for Hubert Colangelo Literacy Scholarship

    Hubert Colangelo Literacy Scholarship

    Funded by
    Lupe Colangelo
    This scholarship seeks to support students who are mostly self-funding their education so they have the assistance they need to succeed.
    Funded by
    Lupe Colangelo
    This scholarship seeks to support students who are mostly self-funding their education so they have the assistance they need to succeed.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Financial Status: Financial need
    • Identity: Underrepresented Minority
    • Identity: First-generation and/or has at least one immigrant parent
    Amount:$1,600
    Deadline is Approaching! 1 day left
    One Click Apply
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  4. Cover image for José Ventura and Margarita Melendez Mexican-American Scholarship Fund

    José Ventura and Margarita Melendez Mexican-American Scholarship Fund

    Funded by
    Borders Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of José Melendez by supporting students who are currently pursuing or looking to begin an undergraduate degree.
    Funded by
    Borders Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of José Melendez by supporting students who are currently pursuing or looking to begin an undergraduate degree.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school graduate currently pursuing or looking to begin an undergraduate degree
    • Identity: Mexican or Mexican-American
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Experience: Work or significant volunteer experience
    Amount:$3,550
    Deadline:Dec 02, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  5. Cover image for CML Music Scholarship

    CML Music Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sherie McArthur
    This scholarship aims to support students who are passionate about pursuing music and fighting to keep music in schools.
    Funded by
    Sherie McArthur
    This scholarship aims to support students who are passionate about pursuing music and fighting to keep music in schools.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school student
    • Identity: Underrepresented minority student
    • Background: First-generation college students
    • Field of Study: Music
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Jul 09, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  6. Cover image for Thadford Dickerson and Paula Schuman Scholar Award

    Thadford Dickerson and Paula Schuman Scholar Award

    Funded by
    Temel Dickerson and Nadja Vielot
    This scholarship aims to honor the lives of Thadford Dickerson and Dr. Paula Schuman by supporting students who are pursuing public service careers.
    Funded by
    Temel Dickerson and Nadja Vielot
    This scholarship aims to honor the lives of Thadford Dickerson and Dr. Paula Schuman by supporting students who are pursuing public service careers.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • State: North Carolina
    • Field of Study: Public service (healthcare, public health, first-responder, safety, etc.)
    • Background: First-generation, low-income student
    Amount:$4,250
    Deadline is Approaching! 8 days left
    One Click Apply
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  7. Cover image for Mario Perez Architecture Scholarship

    Mario Perez Architecture Scholarship

    Funded by
    Perez Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor Mario Perez by supporting underprivileged students who are devoted to completing their college degrees.
    Funded by
    Perez Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor Mario Perez by supporting underprivileged students who are devoted to completing their college degrees.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Field of Study: Architecture
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 1 day left
    One Click Apply
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  8. Cover image for Texas Students in STEM Scholarship

    Texas Students in STEM Scholarship

    Funded by
    Nicholas Reimherr
    This scholarship will support a high school senior in Texas planning to pursue a career in a STEM field.
    Funded by
    Nicholas Reimherr
    This scholarship will support a high school senior in Texas planning to pursue a career in a STEM field.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: Texas
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Major/Field: STEM
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 2 days left
    One Click Apply
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  9. Cover image for TBC Academic Scholarship

    TBC Academic Scholarship

    Funded by
    Tiara Cosby
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation BIPOC college students pursuing higher education.
    Funded by
    Tiara Cosby
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation BIPOC college students pursuing higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Background: First-generation students
    • Major of interest: Arts
    • Race: BIPOC
    • Education level: High school seniors, undergraduate or graduates
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 2 days left
    One Click Apply
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  10. Cover image for Margalie Jean-Baptiste Scholarship

    Margalie Jean-Baptiste Scholarship

    Funded by
    Patrick Barron
    This scholarship aims to support high achieving, first generation, and low-income students who need financial assistance in order to continue their education.
    Funded by
    Patrick Barron
    This scholarship aims to support high achieving, first generation, and low-income students who need financial assistance in order to continue their education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Gender: Female
    • Financial Background: Low-income
    • Background: Must be first generation
    • Education Level: High school senior
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 2 days left
    One Click Apply
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  11. Cover image for #AuthenticallyYOU Scholarship

    #AuthenticallyYOU Scholarship

    Funded by
    #AuthenticallyYOU
    This scholarship aims to support students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education, so they have all the resources they need to thrive.
    Funded by
    #AuthenticallyYOU
    This scholarship aims to support students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education, so they have all the resources they need to thrive.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Background: First-generation college student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 7 days left
    One Click Apply
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  12. Cover image for Palmetto Men’s Club Purpose Scholarship

    Palmetto Men’s Club Purpose Scholarship

    Funded by
    Palmetto Men's Club
    This scholarship seeks to support young men of character who have the work ethic necessary to achieve all of their goals.
    Funded by
    Palmetto Men's Club
    This scholarship seeks to support young men of character who have the work ethic necessary to achieve all of their goals.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school student
    • Gender: Male
    • State: South Carolina
    • GPA: 2.8 or higher
    • Background: First-generation college student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 15 days left
    One Click Apply
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  13. Cover image for Scholar Budget Define Your Dream Scholarship

    Scholar Budget Define Your Dream Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Scholar Budget