First-Generation College Student Scholarship
- Have a 3.0 GPA (application must include a copy of the applicant’s unofficial transcript)
- Write and attach an essay, as indicated on this page
- Agree to the Terms and Conditions
- Download, complete, and submit the scholarship application in its entirety
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Administered by: The Kryder Law Group, LLC
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.
“What challenges do you anticipate as a first-generation college student in your family, and how do you foresee overcoming those challenges?” This is the question that scholarship applicants will be asked to address in an essay and include with their applications.
According to First Generation Foundation, 89% of first-generation college students are more likely to drop out of college than students whose parents have college degrees. One reason for this rate—four times higher than the dropout rate among students whose parents finished college—is that first-generation college students might not have their parents’ financial or emotional support in pursuing this education.
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