First Generation College Student Scholarship from is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for a first-generation student pursuing any undergraduate degree program! Read on for full requirements and deadlines for applying to receive this award.

Award Description

The First Generation College Student Scholarship from is offering a $500 academic award to any first-generation student pursuing their undergraduate college degree. We hope this scholarship makes it easier for first-generation college students to pave their way through higher education, because’s mission is to make education accessible.

General Scholarship Information

Scholarship Amount: $500

One Scholarship Awarded Annually

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

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Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field of study.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be a first-generation student enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above-mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online. Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

Degree Information & Resources for First Generation Students

Being a first-generation college student can be an exciting, but daunting experience, especially when earning your degree can be expensive. Earning your degree online or supplementing your on-campus degree with online college credit courses is one way to help reduce overall costs. First-generation students may also face unique challenges, which is why created a comprehensive guide for First Generation College Students. Any students who need additional instruction for their studies, such as math tutoring, chemistry tutoring, or business tutoring, have options available to them as well.