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[Page 2] First-Generation College Student Scholarships to Apply for in 2024

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180 SCHOLARSHIPS
  1. Cover image for Robert Lawyer Memorial Scholarship

    Robert Lawyer Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Lawyer Family
    This scholarship aims to support non-traditional students who are forging a new path forward for their families in higher education.
    Funded by
    Lawyer Family
    This scholarship aims to support non-traditional students who are forging a new path forward for their families in higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school, undergraduate, trade school, or graduate student
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Identity: Non-traditional college student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Aug 31, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  2. Cover image for Lisa and Josh World Scholarship

    Lisa and Josh World Scholarship

    Funded by
    Lisa and Josh, LLC
    This study abroad scholarship is aimed at first-generation undergraduate students who are U.S citizens.
    Funded by
    Lisa and Josh, LLC
    This study abroad scholarship is aimed at first-generation undergraduate students who are U.S citizens.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Citizenship Status: U.S. citizen
    • Future Plans: Accepted into a study abroad program
    Amount:$5,000
    Deadline:Sep 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  3. Cover image for Jesus Baez-Santos Memorial Scholarship

    Jesus Baez-Santos Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sandra Cruz
    This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Jesus-Baez-Santos by supporting students who have faced obstacles when pursuing higher education.
    Funded by
    Sandra Cruz
    This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Jesus-Baez-Santos by supporting students who have faced obstacles when pursuing higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Race: BIPOC
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • State: New York
    • Education Level: High school senior or freshman undergraduate
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Sep 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  4. Cover image for Clarice Kanouse Memorial Scholarship

    Clarice Kanouse Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Trista Budzynski
    This scholarship aims to support low-income students from challenging backgrounds who are pursuing their dreams of higher education.
    Funded by
    Trista Budzynski
    This scholarship aims to support low-income students from challenging backgrounds who are pursuing their dreams of higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Field of Study: Nursing
    • State: Michigan
    • Financial Status: Low-income
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Sep 28, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  5. Cover image for Alberta Bean Memorial Scholarship

    Alberta Bean Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Breanna Lee
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Alberta Bean by supporting students who are the first in their families to pursue college degrees.
    Funded by
    Breanna Lee
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Alberta Bean by supporting students who are the first in their families to pursue college degrees.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate student
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • State: Missouri
    • GPA: 3.0 or above
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Oct 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  6. Cover image for Catrina Celestine Aquilino Memorial Scholarship

    Catrina Celestine Aquilino Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Jeanne Aquilino
    This scholarship seeks to honor Catrina’s legacy by supporting students pursuing law and/or healthcare so that they can complete their education and help those who are oppressed.
    Funded by
    Jeanne Aquilino
    This scholarship seeks to honor Catrina’s legacy by supporting students pursuing law and/or healthcare so that they can complete their education and help those who are oppressed.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Citizenship Status: US Citizen
    • Field of Interest: Law and/or medicine or healthcare
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Oct 11, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  7. Cover image for Sharen and Mila Kohute Scholarship

    Sharen and Mila Kohute Scholarship

    Funded by
    Kohute Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor Sharen and Mila Kohute by supporting first-generation female students who are committed to pursuing higher education.
    Funded by
    Kohute Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor Sharen and Mila Kohute by supporting first-generation female students who are committed to pursuing higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Gender: Female
    • Background: First-generation
    • State: Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Virginia
    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Oct 14, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  8. Cover image for Charles Cheesman's Student Debt Reduction Scholarship

    Charles Cheesman's Student Debt Reduction Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cheesman Family
    This scholarship will provide for college students or adults currently in a career, who have student debt. Students must be African American or Hispanic/Latino and first-generation students in order to apply.
    Funded by
    Cheesman Family
    This scholarship will provide for college students or adults currently in a career, who have student debt. Students must be African American or Hispanic/Latino and first-generation students in order to apply.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate or graduate student, college graduate
    • Race/Ethnicity: African American or Hispanic/Latino
    • Debt Status: Has student loan debt
    • Background: Was/is a first generation student
    Amount:$13,650
    Deadline:Nov 30, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  9. Cover image for Bright Lights Scholarship

    Bright Lights Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bria Alexander
    This scholarship aims to support students who have had to overcome obstacles in order to pursue a college education.
    Funded by
    Bria Alexander
    This scholarship aims to support students who have had to overcome obstacles in order to pursue a college education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Identity: Underrepresented minority and/or first-generation college student
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Dec 25, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  10. Cover image for Appalachian Region Vocational Scholarship

    Appalachian Region Vocational Scholarship

    Funded by
    Daelyn Chaney
    This scholarship will support a student in the Appalachian region who is pursuing a career in STEM.
    Funded by
    Daelyn Chaney
    This scholarship will support a student in the Appalachian region who is pursuing a career in STEM.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate
    • Type of Education: Trade or vocational
    • State: Kentucky, West Virginia, or Virginia
    • Major/Career of Interest: STEM
    • Background: First generation college student
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jan 12, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  11. Cover image for Ethan To Scholarship

    Ethan To Scholarship

    Funded by
    Justin To & Ann Tran
    This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Ethan To by raising awareness of mental health struggles and supporting students as they pursue their goals.
    Funded by
    Justin To & Ann Tran
    This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Ethan To by raising awareness of mental health struggles and supporting students as they pursue their goals.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Financial Status: Low-income
    • Field of Study: Psychology and/or counseling
    • GPA: Undergraduate 3.5 or Graduate 3.2
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Feb 16, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  12. Cover image for Adam Montes Pride Scholarship

    Adam Montes Pride Scholarship

    Funded by
    Partridge
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Adam Montes by supporting underrepresented students on the road to higher education.
    Funded by
    Partridge
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Adam Montes by supporting underrepresented students on the road to higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Identity: LGBTQ+ and an underrepresented minority
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Education Level: High school senior, Undergraduate, or Graduate
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Mar 22, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  13. Cover image for Lori Nethaway Memorial Scholarship

    Lori Nethaway Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Stacey Sprenkel