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.

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 27, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Rhode Island high school seniors whose parents did not graduate from college (first generation college students). Applicant must demonstrate financial need. At scholarship site, search by scholarship name.

First Generation College Student Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kryder Law Group, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are first generation college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to being a first generation college student.

Kia Motors America, Inc STEAM Scholarship
Sponsor: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities | Kia Motors America, Inc.
Amount: $3,400
Closing Date: July 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending a four-year HACU-member institution who have financial need and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicant must be majoring in a STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math). First generation students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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