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First Generation Matching Grant Program

Offered by Florida Department of Education

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 31, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a first-generation college student from Florida who is currently (or will soon be) attending a public Florida university? If so, consider applying for the First Generation Matching Grant Program! This is a need-based grant program offered to first-generation Florida residents attending any public university in the state. Bear in mind that each university has its own application procedure, deadline, eligibility criteria, and award amount. However, each will require you to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to determine financial need. The program is provided by the Florida Department of Education.

If you’re a first-generation college student and Florida resident who will soon be enrolling in a public Florida university, we encourage you to submit your FAFSA and apply! Be sure to check and complete your institution’s specific application requirements as well.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to first-generation college students who reside in Florida and will be attending a public Florida university. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements and those of their specific institution.

Grade Level

College Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Other Category

Low Income, First-Generation Student



Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the FAFSA in addition to the below application materials. Bear in mind that your specific institution may require you to submit additional application materials.


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Florida Department of Education at [email protected].

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
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