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.

PFund Scholarships
Sponsor: PFund Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who identify as LGBTQI and allies who are strongly invested in LGBTQI communities and who live or attend scholastic programs in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. While applicants do not need to fit the following preferences, the selection committee will look more closely at applicants who fit one or more of the following attributes: indigenous, Black, People of Color; undocumented, first generation, immigrants, and new Americans; Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming people, and LBGTQIA individuals from North Dakota or South Dakota.

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.

Kim and Harold Louis Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and individuals entering their freshman year of college during the 2019-2020 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.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
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 2019 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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 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.

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