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McCutcheon | Nikitin First-Generation Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Mar 31, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 3, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
Must be a first-generation college student

College can be challenging for anyone, but first-generation college students face particular difficulties when pursuing higher education. 

From inadequate financial resources to a lack of mentors, first-generation students often don’t have equal access to higher education and need to be supported throughout their journey. 

This scholarship seeks to help first-generation college students who are pursuing higher education so they can complete their degrees.

Any first-generation college student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, write a short essay about how education has impacted your understanding of the world.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published November 10, 2021
Essay Topic

Tell us about how education has shaped your understanding of the world.

400–600 words

Winning Application

Donaji Martinez
Rhode Island School of DesignLos Angeles, CA


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 31, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 3, 2022.

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