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 Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2022
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 19, 2023
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 2023. 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.

Deja Vu Surf Hawaii Scholarship
Sponsor: Deja Vu Surf Hawaii
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to students who attend an accredited two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the United States as a full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are residents of Kauai and maintain a 2.7 GPA. Preference will be given to students who have been in foster care and first generation college students.

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