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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
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.

APIA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: January 10, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity and are citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019. Special focus will be given to students who live at or below the poverty level and/or are the first in their family to attend college.

CESDA Scholarships
Sponsor: Colorado Educational Services & Development Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 18, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Colorado graduating high school seniors who identify as a student of color, first generation college student, and/or a student with financial need. Applicant must enroll at a two or four-year Colorado college or university in the Fall and applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.8.

CEMS Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 25, 2019
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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