New Jersey First Generation Scholarship

Funded by
Diaz Family
Learn more about the Donor
$5,000
2 winners, $2,500 each
Open
Application Deadline
Apr 25, 2022
Winners Announced
May 24, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
GPA:
Must be 3.5 or above
Education Level:
Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student
Background:
Must be first generation
GPA:
Education Level:
Background:
Must be 3.5 or above
Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student
Must be first generation

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.

Diversity and Inclusion
$5,000
2 winners, $2,500 each
Open
Application Deadline
Apr 25, 2022
Winners Announced
May 24, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

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.

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 25, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 24, 2022.