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.

GIAR Grandmother’s First-Generation Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Western Nevada
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to first generation young women of Portuguese, Mexican, Central American or South American ancestry under the age of 25. Applicant must be a resident of northern Nevada (typically described as Tonopah and north) or the state of Hawaii.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students who will be enrolled in higher education for the Fall 2020 semester and have a GPA of at least 3.5. Applicant must have at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to specific majors and state residency.

Kim and Harold Louis Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and individuals entering their freshman year of college during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. Special consideration will be noted for applicants who have parents who are U.S. veterans or currently in the U.S. military, students with financial need, first generation college students, and students with a documented significant disability.

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