These students who believe in the importance of college is should be rewarded by more scholarship opportunities.
"This category is important to me because I am a the first in my family to attend college and I think that there should be more scholarships available to all first generation college students out there."
"Many students today, or at least around where I live, don't care about their education because their parents don't, or can't, do anything to help them through school. Which leads to more students dropping out of high school, or finishing high school and never going to college. The students in this situation who believe in the importance of college is should be rewarded by more scholarship opportunities."
by Brittany S. of Our Lady Of Lake College Baton Rouge
In general, college presents new academic, social, and personal challenges to many first-time students, but these challenges are often greater for students who are the first members in their families to attend college. Scholarships for first generation college students are the first step to helping them achieve a great family milestone. Check out the offers below!
4 Matching Scholarships
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Deadline: October 31 | Amount: $10,000-$20,000
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Deadline: Varies | Amount: Varies
Florida Department of Education
Deadline: January 15 | Amount: Varies
J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: May 3 | Amount: $1,000
Rhode Island Foundation