Florida First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG)

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

May 15

Awarded By

Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance

Award Amount

The award amount varies annually. Each postsecondary institution determines the award amount for eligible students. Recipients should consult their institution for renewal, reinstatement, or restoration requirements established by the institution.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Each postsecondary institution will determine eligible applicants and disburse awards. In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 5,276 initial awards disbursed.

Additional Information

The First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) is a need-based grant program available to degree-seeking resident undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need. Students must have met the eligibility requirements in Section 1009.50, Florida Statutes, for demonstrated financial need for the Florida Public Student Assistance Grant. Generally, this requires students have unmet financial need of $200 or more. Eligible students must: not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made; meet additional eligibility requirements as established by the postsecondary institution.

Deadline Info

Award information is available from the Florida Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) website. Students must meet the application procedures established by their institution. Applications may be ob ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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