Today’s scholarship, the I’m First Scholarship, is from the Center for Student Opportunity and aims to support first gen students! As an aside, I’m First is an awesome website to check out for researching colleges and getting your questions answered.
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Am I eligible for this scholarship?
To be eligible, students must be enrolling in an I’m First College Partner institution. The complete list of college partners includes many highly-selective institutions such as Vanderbilt, University of Pennsylvania, Williams, Amherst College, and Stanford.
How much is the I’m First Scholarship worth?
The scholarship award is a $2,000 four-year renewable scholarship. Additionally, students have the opportunity to be student bloggers on I’m First (and give advice to other first gen students!).
What will the scholarship committee be looking at?
Good question! The following factors will be considered:
- Financial need
- Writing skills
- Unique perspective
- Experience with community service
- Leadership experience
- Commitment to helping other first-generation college students
Additionally, the “strong capacity for blogging” will be considered. This scholarship will not consider GPA, test scores, or intended majors. Finally, undocumented students are encouraged to apply.
The scholarship application for this program can be found and completed online.
The deadline for the I’m First Scholarship is May 23, 2014! Best of luck to all.