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[Page 6] First-Generation College Student Scholarships to Apply for in 2024

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  1. Emma Jean Ridley Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Beacons of Promise LLC
    This scholarship will support African American undergraduate students pursuing careers in the healthcare field.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate
    • Race/Ethnicity: African American
    • Background: Low-income and first-generation college student
    • Major/Field: Medicine/Medical Field
    • GPA: 3 or higher
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jun 16, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
    151
  2. John Walker and Christine Horton Education Scholarship

    Funded by
    Douglas Horton
    This scholarship seeks to honor the memories of John Walker and Christine Horton by supporting students in NC.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • State: North Carolina
    • Identity: Underrepresented minority and/or first-generation student
    • Background: Experience working with children and non-profit/volunteering experience
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jan 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
    152
  3. Pete and Consuelo Hernandez Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Hernandez Family
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Pete and Consuelo Hernandez by supporting underrepresented students pursuing higher education in California.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • State: California
    • Background: First-generation
    • Identity: Underrepresented minority
    • Education Level: High school junior or senior
    Amount:$4,500
    Deadline:Jan 28, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
    153
  4. Dedication for Education Scholarship

    Funded by
    NekiBazaar
    The Dedication for Education Scholarship aims to support first-generation college students in California who show strong academic promise.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Highschool or undergraduate
    • State: California
    • Background: First-generation and underrepresented minority
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Dec 28, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    154
  5. Fuerza y Ganas Scholarship

    Funded by
    Estanislao
    This scholarship seeks to make higher education more accessible to Hispanic students by reducing the financial burden of a college degree.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Gender: Female-identifying
    • Field of Study: Medicine
    • Ethnicity: Latina/Hispanic
    Amount:$1,500
    Deadline:Jun 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
    155
  6. Major La-Goge W. Graham Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Graham Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor Major La-Goge W. Graham and support graduating JROTC cadets or undergraduates in ROTC programs in the United States.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Involvement: JROTC or ROTC
    • Education Level: High school junior or senior or undergraduate
    Amount:$2,500
    Deadline:Jul 25, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    156
  7. Gladys Ruth Legacy “Service“ Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Angela King
    The Gladys Ruth Legacy “Service” Memorial Scholarship was made to support an African American student who is unapologetically themselves and supports others through acts of service.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Ethnicity : African American
    • Community Service Participation : In the last 5 years
    • Background : First-generation college student
    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • GPA: 2.5 or above
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jun 04, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    157
  8. Hasanovic American Dream Scholarship

    Funded by
    Fuad Hasanovic
    This scholarship will support immigrant students that have a passion for learning and want to create a better life for themselves, their future families, and contribute positively to our society.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Year of HS (if applicable): Senior
    • Immigration Status: First or second-generation immigrant
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jul 01, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    158
  9. Charity's Alumnus Erudition Award

    Funded by
    Charity's Haven LLC
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare industry.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate students
    • Race/Ethnicity: BIPOC
    • Field of Study: Healthcare
    • Background: First-generation
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jun 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    159
  10. FAR Impact Scholarship

    Funded by
    Rohit Prasad
    This scholarship seeks to support underserved students by providing financial assistance to lower the cost of college.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Field of Study: Public Service
    • Identity: First-generation, woman, and a historically disadvantaged minority
    Amount:$3,000
    Deadline:Apr 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
    160
  11. Lila Foundation Scholarship

    Funded by
    John Leung
    The Lila Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to one Hispanic student in the Las Vegas area who is interested in pursuing a career in ultrasonography.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$2,003
    Deadline:Feb 14, 2021
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    161
  12. 1st Generation People Of Color Patrick Copney Memorial Music/Arts Scholarship

    Funded by
    Robin Copney
    This scholarship will honor the memory of Patrick Copney and help support first generation students who are pursuing a music or arts degree.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate
    • Race/Ethnicity: Black/African American
    • Background: Low-income and will be or is a first-generation student
    • Major/Field: Music or Arts
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Apr 24, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
    162
  13. Sikora Drake Women in STEM Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sikora Drake
    This scholarship supports female-identifying students from North Carolina who are the first-generation college students and pursuing a degree in STEM.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$3,000
    Deadline:May 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
    163
  14. Diversity in Law Scholarship

    Funded by
    Michelle Bodden-White
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation law students who are passionate about using their careers to help others.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Age: 25 years old or older
    • Education Level: Graduate law degree
    • Background: First-generation student
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Aug 01, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    164
  15. TBC Academic Scholarship

    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:Jun 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is in review
    165
  16. Novitas Diverse Voices Scholarship

    Funded by
    Novitas Communication Inc.
    This scholarship will support students from diverse backgrounds who have experience in public relations or communications.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate
    • Field of Interest: Public relations or communications
    • Background: Low-income, first generation college student, BIPOC or LGBTQIA+
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:May 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is in review
    166
  17. Bill Kuhn Science Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Thomas and Kimberly Underhill Family
    This scholarship aims to honor Bill Kuhn by supporting students who are pursuing careers in science.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: Michigan
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Field of Study: Science
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Feb 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    167
  18. King Jay Foundation Scholarship

    Funded by
    Brittany Murry
    This scholarship aims to support graduating high school seniors so they have the resources necessary to further their education at an HBCU.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school student
    • Background: First-generation student
    • GPA: 3.5 or above
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jun 23, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    168
  19. Antoinette Casino Petrella Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Joseph Petrella
    This scholarship seeks to honor Antoinette's legacy by encouraging two high school seniors from Pennsylvania who desire to fulfill their dreams by pursuing advanced study.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Must be a high school senior
    • Background: Must be a first-generation student
    • Location: Must be from Pennsylvania
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Dec 18, 2021
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
    169
  20. Palette & Purpose Scholarship

    Funded by
    Ignite Arts and STEM
    This scholarship seeks to support first-generation BIPOC students who are interested in pursuing the arts.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Residency: US citizen
    • Race: BIPOC
    • GPA: 2.4 or higher
    • Field of Interest: Visual, studio, or performing arts
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Experience: Non-profit or volunteering experience
    • Education Level: High school senior (2023-2024 school year)
    Amount:$1,500
    Deadline:Apr 13, 2024
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
    170
  21. Noble E. Gagucas Nursing Scholarship

    Funded by
    Gagucas
    This scholarship aims to honor the selflessness of Noble E. Gagucas by supporting future nurses as they pursue higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Two or four-year undergraduate student
    • Identity: Underrepresented minority
    • Field of Study: Nursing
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Experience: Nonprofit or volunteering
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:May 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    171
  22. Cardel Love Scholarship

    Funded by
    Waynika Hall
    In loving memory of Cardel Love, this scholarship seeks to support first-generation, BIPOC students from New York so they can pursue higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Must be a senior in high school
    • Location: Must be from New York
    • Background: Must be a first-generation student
    • Race: Must be a BIPOC student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Sep 27, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    172
  23. I Can and I Will Scholarship

    Funded by
    Kosmond Russell
    This scholarship aims to support students who have overcome challenges in order to pursue higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate student
    • GPA: 3.5 or higher
    • Race/ethnicity: BIPOC
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Experience: Community or extracurricular activities
    • History: Directly or indirectly impacted by a mental or physical disability
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Aug 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    173
  24. 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.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Gender: Female
    • Financial Background: Low-income
    • Background: Must be first generation
    • Education Level: High school senior
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jun 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is in review
    174
  25. Gomez Family Legacy Scholarship

    Funded by
    Gomez Family
    This scholarship seeks to support underserved Hispanic students in Texas so they can have the resources they need to pursue higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school junior or senior
    • Background: First-generation and/or low-income
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic
    • State: Texas
    Amount:$1,500
    Deadline:Apr 10, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    175
  26. Breanna Coleman Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Funded by
    Coleman Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Breanna Coleman by supporting students who share her passion for nursing and helping others.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Field of Study: Nursing
    • Experience: Volunteering and extracurricular experience
    Amount:$5,000
    Deadline:Jan 24, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    176
  27. EmPowered Women Scholarship

    Funded by
    Project After Six
    This scholarship seeks to bridge the financial literacy gap by supporting female students who are pursuing accounting or finance.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Race: BIPOC
    • Gender: Female
    • Background: First-generation
    • Experience: Non-profit or volunteering experience
    • Field of Study: Accounting or finance
    • Education Level: High school senior (2023), undergraduate
    Amount:$750
    Deadline:Feb 15, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    177
  28. Joe Cruz Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cruz family
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Joe Cruz Jr. by supporting first-generation students as they pursue higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Background: First-generation
    • State: Texas
    • Race: BIPOC
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jan 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    178
  29. NY Law Scholarship

    Funded by
    Michelle Bodden-White
    This scholarship seeks to support a Black law student in New York to help with the costs of law school.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Race: Black student
    • Education Level: Law school
    • State: New York
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Mar 30, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    179
  30. Latinx Psychology Scholarship

    Funded by
    Compassionate Therapy Psychology, Inc.
    This scholarship aims to support Latinx students as they pursue their dreams of higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Field of Study: Psychology
    • GPA: 3.5 or higher
    • Identity: Latinx
    Amount:$1,500
    Deadline:Dec 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
    180