Only 26% of those without a college parent get a bachelor’s degree. Due to the financial burdens of education, many first-generation students are unable to pursue their dreams of getting a college education.
As first-generation college graduates, my wife and I personally know the difficulties and hurdles that many families face in affording a college education. We both met at Elizabeth High School in New Jersey and attended universities here in the state. Due to financial hardships at home, my wife had to work full time in order to afford her schooling.
Because of the challenges that she faced in order to get an education, we created this scholarship to give $2500 to 2 first generation college students in New Jersey. Our education both in high school and in college has provided us with a gateway to great careers. We look forward to providing that same opportunity to someone in need.
In order to apply, you must be a high school senior or undergraduate student who is active in extracurricular activities and has a GPA of 3.5 or above.
Tell us what being a first-generation college graduate means to you and how your extracurricular activities have contributed to shaping who you've become.
The application deadline is Apr 25, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 24, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 24, 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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.