First Generation Scholarships

Are you the first person in your family to attend college? Or, did your parents not attend college? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, you are considered a first generation college students. Below are scholarships for students like you.

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, and have strong standardized test scores (if taken). Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details). Often finalists are first generation college students.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

MUFG Union Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Union Bank Foundation
Amount: $5,280
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2019. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Accounting, Banking, Business, Economics, Finance, or Information Technology and must have a minimum GPA of at 3.3. Preference or priority will be given to candidates who are permanent residents of California, New York, New Jersey, or Arizona, and first generation college students.

CEMS Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current residents of the state of Maryland who are high school juniors or seniors or currently attending an accredited Maryland post-secondary school. Applicant must be the first person in his/her immediate family who will be attending a Maryland accredited post-secondary school and studying (or planning to study) in the medical field.


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