A college degree is a transformational milestone in life, especially for those who are attending as the first generation in their family.
First-generation college students are trailblazers. They are often extremely academically prepared, and highly talented. They serve as role models for younger siblings in cousins within their family, and they carry the dreams of their parents and grandparents on their shoulders.
The First-Generation College Students Scholarship is meant to support and encourage these students as they take on the biggest educational milestone thus far in their lives. This $500 award will help high school seniors or current undergraduate students who are the first in their family to attend college or university pay their tuition or student loans.
The application deadline is Feb 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Feb 15, 2022.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Feb 15, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.