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Castillo Scholarship

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Marisa Roberts
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, undergraduate, or graduate student
First-generation college student
Field of Study:

First-generation students are under significant pressure when it comes to pursuing higher education.

Many students come from families with limited financial means who have made great sacrifices to help them on their educational journey. As a result, many first-generation students are expected to succeed academically and professionally and to be a resource for family members after beginning their careers. The limited assistance and guidance that first-generation students receive can make it difficult to achieve these goals. 

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

Any Hispanic, first-generation high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is pursuing STEM may apply for this scholarship, but applicants who are Michigan residents are preferred.

To apply, tell us what motivated you to attend college as a first-generation student and why you’re pursuing a STEM field.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published May 6, 2024
Essay Topic

What motivated you to pursue college as a first-generation student? Why are you interested in pursuing a major in a STEM field?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 1, 2024.