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    100 Scholarships 

For First Generation, Haitian and Black Scholars  

AEF Scholarship

Total: $20,000 Deadline February 02, 2020

Ascend Educational Fund awards scholarships to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Applicants must be born outside the United States or have two parents born outside the United States, must be a graduating senior at a high school in the boroughs of New York City and must enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college/university in the upcoming academic year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

Total: $500 Deadline: September 302019

The AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from an under-represented population group who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarships

Total: $3,000 Deadline: Varies

The Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship (MMB) provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who meet scholastic requirements, demonstrate financial need, and attend Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University, or Florida Memorial University. Applicants must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, enroll at Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University, or Florida Memorial University as a degree-seeking, undergraduate student for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term or the equivalent, and earned a minimum, unweighted, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, for high school subjects credited towards a diploma.

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

Total: $20,000 Deadline: July 01, 2020

Provides support for a student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college to cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt. Applications must be received by July 1. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.


Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

Total: $4,000 Deadline: Varies

Minority teacher education scholars program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students. The participants in the program include Florida’s Florida College System institutions and its public and private universities that have teacher education programs. Applicants must be a resident of the State of Florida, and be African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native. Must be newly admitted into a teacher education program at any of FFMT's participating universities/colleges and be a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree in Education. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

First Generation Scholarship at FIU 

Total: Varies Deadline: 09/2020

Designed to bring a university education within reach, the First Generation Matching Grant Program provides financial aid to qualified undergraduate students at Florida’s state universities. Through the generosity of donors and matching dollars from the state of Florida, First Generation Scholarships are awarded to FIU students who meet the following criteria:

  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need by completing the national Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for a Pell Grant.

  • Recipients must be the first generation in their family to attain a college bachelor’s degree (students whose siblings have attained or are pursuing a degree are also eligible).

  • Recipients must be residents of the state of Florida.

  • Recipients must be enrolled in or accepted for admission to the university and be a degree-seeking undergraduate student enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

  • Recipients should be pursuing a degree at FIU.

  • The scholarship is renewable upon meeting criteria.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Total: $5,000 Deadline: Varies

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is an ongoing award provided by the U.S. State Department to encourage students to study and intern abroad. The goal of the organization is to help students gain skills needed for the U.S. to remain economically competitive. It also helps to broaden the horizons of students by helping them to become exposed to unique, overseas experiences.

Though the scholarship isn’t exclusively for first generation students, it strives to provide financial assistance to groups who are generally underrepresented including minorities and those coming from low-income households.

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

Total: $5,000 Deadline: 

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, PreMed, psychology, Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

HEEF Architecture and Engineering Scholarships

Total: $3,000 Deadline: 

HEEF scholarships are based on a combination of low-income family background, academic achievement, and involvement in extracurricular activities, community volunteer work, church service or work-employment. Graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who have been accepted into an accredited four- or five-year program in architecture or engineering may apply.

Odyssey Scholarships

Total: Varies Deadline: Varies

The Odyssey Scholarship program provides enhanced academic, social, and career support to students from lower-income families or who are the first in their families to attend college.

Odyssey Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need and family circumstances and will be eligible for additional funding for study abroad and other costs (such as health insurance). Students must apply for need-based financial aid in order to be considered for this need-based university funded scholarship; students selected as Odyssey Scholars usually have family incomes under $90,000.

Fontana Transportation Inc. Scholars Program

Total: $5,000 Deadline: 

Fontana Transportation Inc., a trucking company based in Southern California, is offering a scholarship to students looking to use their education as a means of making an impact in their own communities.

The award is being offered to low-income, first generation college students who are pursuing a degree at a 4-year university and are interested in pursuing a career in any of the following fields:

  • Transportation

  • Math

  • Science

  • Engineering

  • Architecture

  • Environmental Design

  • Pre-Med

  • Psychology

  • Spanish Language/Literature

Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens; however, they must hold a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and be able to prove they will be attending college starting in the fall.

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