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[Page 4] First-Generation College Student Scholarships to Apply for in 2024

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  1. Boyd J. Cameron Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cameron
    This scholarship will support first generation college students pursuing a career in business.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • Background: First generation college student
    • Major: Business
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Feb 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  2. Xavier M. Monroe Heart of Gold Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Delta Beta Psi Sorority, Inc.
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Xavier M. Monroe by supporting underrepresented students on their path to higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Race: African American
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Mar 21, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  3. Minority/BIPOC Students in STEM Scholarship

    Funded by
    Floyd|Snider
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented students as they prepare to pursue their college education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Field of Study: Environmental or civil engineering, geology, or environmental science
    • Race: BIPOC
    • State: Oregon, Idaho, or Washington
    Amount:$10,000
    Deadline:May 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  4. Se Vale Soñar Scholarship

    Funded by
    Leslie Jimenez
    This scholarship aims to provide financial support to students who are the first in their families to attend college so that they can thrive.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • State: Arizona
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate student
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latinx
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Jul 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is in review
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  5. Lisa K. Carlson DCPS Scholarship

    Funded by
    Andrew Baca
    This scholarship is to honor Lisa K Carlson, who spent her life and career helping students and families. This scholarship will benefit graduates of DC Public Schools (including adult education and STAY programs) as they pursue postsecondary education and training opportunities. All postsecondary education and training programs, tuition, and associated costs qualify for this scholarship. All 2-year, 4-year, and professional certification courses are eligible to receive funds from the Lisa K Carlson scholarship.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Year in HS (if applicable): Senior (2021)
    • Grad Status: Graduate of the Washington DC Public School System
    Amount:$13,000
    Deadline:Jul 01, 2021
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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  6. Ahmadi Family Scholarship

    Funded by
    Dan Ahmadi
    This scholarship seeks to support students who have financial need so they can afford to pursue higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student going to a community college or four-year university
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Family: Child of immigrant parents
    • Financial Status: Has financial need
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Nov 15, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    4 winners
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  7. Abby's First-Generation College Student Scholarship

    Funded by
    Abby Finger
    This scholarship seeks to support a graduating high school senior who will be the first in their family to attend a four-year university.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Must be a high school senior
    • GPA: Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Future: Must be planning to attend a four-year university as a first-generation student
    • Activities: Must be involved in sports or extracurriculars
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jun 01, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  8. Papi & Mamita Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Rosalie McClure
    This scholarship aims to help underrepresented first-generation college students pursue their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Race: Must be Black or Latinx
    • Background: Must be a first-generation college student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Mar 12, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  9. Stephen R. Boardman Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Anonymous Donor
    The goal of this scholarship is to support first generation undergraduate students, in Ohio or Indian, to attend a four year college or university.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate
    • Background: First generation college student
    • Religion: Any
    • State: Ohio or Indiana
    Amount:$2,500
    Deadline:Apr 17, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  10. Dr. Sharyn First-Generation in Business Scholarship

    Funded by
    Dr. Sharyn Warren
    This scholarship seeks to support first-generation undergraduate students in the second year of their program to reduce their college costs.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Second-year undergraduate student
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Field of Study: Business
    Amount:$850
    Deadline:Feb 15, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  11. Envision Scholarship Award

    Funded by
    The Ardolf-Rutter Family
    This scholarship aims to provide financial help to goal-oriented students who have survived difficult childhoods.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school student
    • Background: Will be a first-generation college student
    • Financial Status: Financial need
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Oct 21, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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  12. Taking Up Space Scholarship

    Funded by
    Arianna Thompson
    This scholarship seeks to empower and encourage women who are pursuing careers in male-dominated fields and paving the way for the next generation of women.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Gender: Female
    • Identity: Underrepresented student (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, etc.)
    • Field of Study: Pursuing a male-dominated field (STEM, trades, software development, etc.)
    • Background: First-generation college student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jul 01, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  13. Golden State First Gen Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sirleaf-Gaskin
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation BIPOC students so they can access higher education and pave the path to their futures.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • State: California
    • Race: BIPOC
    • Background: First-generation college student
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Nov 28, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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  14. Dr. Christine Lawther First in the Family Scholarship

    Funded by
    Christine Lawther
    This scholarship aims to support students who are forging new paths for their families by obtaining college degrees.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Education Level: Four-year undergraduate student
    Amount:$2,500
    Deadline:May 20, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  15. Marian "Nana" Rouche Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Steven F. Audate
    By providing support to deserving recipients in their pursuit of education, this scholarship ensures that Marian's legacy lives on, perpetuating her values of community service, love, and family bonds for generations to come.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate
    • State: New York
    • Background: First generation
    • Ethnicity: BIPOC
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Mar 05, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  16. Paula C. Collie Future Educators Scholarship

    Funded by
    Willis Collie
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Paula C. Collie by supporting students who are pursuing degrees in education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Field of Study: Education
    • State: Virginia
    • Background: First-generation student
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Feb 04, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  17. Leon M. Braswell III Book Scholarship

    Funded by
    Amber Fraga (Braswell)
    This scholarship will support a BIPOC high school senior from the Northeast that will be a first generation college student.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior, will be a first generation college student
    • State: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania
    • Race/Ethnicity: BIPOC
    Amount:$5,320
    Deadline:Jul 20, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    5 winners
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  18. Hispanic Achievement Scholarship

    Funded by
    Garcia
    This scholarship aims to support Hispanic students who are preparing to transition from high school to college so they can have all the tools for success.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • State: New York
    • Identity: Hispanic
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Citizenship Status: U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA recipient
    Amount:$2,025
    Deadline:May 15, 2024
    Scholarship is awarded to
    4 winners
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  19. Do Good Scholarship

    Funded by
    Jasmin Suayan
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented minorities who are pursuing higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Background: Underrepresented minority and/or first-generation student
    • Experience: Volunteering
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jan 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  20. Ranyiah Julia Miller Continuing Education Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Jamie Jordan
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Ranyiah Julia Miller by supporting underprivileged students who are pushing beyond their circumstances to attain their degrees.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Field of Study: Human services or psychology
    • Background: Underrepresented minority, single parent, and/or first-generation college student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jun 30, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is in review
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  21. #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.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Background: First-generation college student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jun 06, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  22. Saswati Gupta Cancer Research Scholarship

    Funded by
    sreya sanyal
    This scholarship aims to support female students interested in medicine or biology so they can go on to advance cancer research and prevention.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate junior or senior or Graduate student
    • Gender: Female
    • Field of Study: Medicine or Biology
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Apr 06, 2024
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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  23. Chang Heaton Scholarship for Music Excellence

    Funded by
    Melody Heaton
    This scholarship seeks to support first-generation BIPOC students who are pursuing careers in music or theater so they can find success through their passions.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Race: BIPOC
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Field of Study: Music or theater
    Amount:$2,500
    Deadline:Jul 28, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    5 winners
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  24. Latinas in STEM Scholarship

    Funded by
    Angeline Kitman
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation Latinas who are interested in pursuing STEM careers so that they can reach all of their dreams and boost the representation of women of color.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Gender: Female
    • Ethnicity: Latina
    • Background: First-generation
    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate student
    • Field of Interest: STEM
    Amount:$4,495
    Deadline:Mar 31, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  25. AHS Scholarship

    Funded by
    A Humble Seeed Foundation
    This scholarship will help support first generation students pursuing higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate
    • Background: First generation college student
    • State: Mississippi, Texas, or Washington
    • Experience: Volunteering or community service
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Dec 02, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  26. 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.

    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:Jun 14, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  27. GD Sandeford Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sandeford Family
    This scholarship aims to make college more accessible by helping underserved African American students afford to pursue their dreams of higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree
    • Race: African American
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Involvement: Volunteering experience
    • GPA minimum: 2.75
    Amount:$3,000
    Deadline:Apr 15, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
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  28. Esteemed Project Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Esteemed Project
    This scholarship aims to support minority students who are interested in breaking generational barriers by being the first in their families to attend college.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Two or four-year undergraduate student
    • Race: BIPOC
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Experience: Non-profit or volunteering experience
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Apr 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  29. Charlotte Emery Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Keia Carter
    This scholarship seeks to honor the legacy of Charlotte Emery by uplifting Black girls and women so they can succeed in life and flourish.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate pursuing a two or four-year degree
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: Black/African American
    • Background: First-generation student
    • GPA: 2.0 or higher
    Amount:$1,100
    Deadline:Jul 01, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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  30. LGBTQIA+ in Advancing Tech & Data Science Scholarship

    Funded by
    Amanda Blake
    This scholarship seeks to support LGBTQIA+ students who have a passion for using technology and data science for good.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school student
    • Identity: LGBTQIA+
    • Field of Study: Data science, technology, STEM, or coding
    • Background: FGLI (first-generation, low-income)
    Amount:$5,020
    Deadline:Jul 15, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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