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CESDA Diversity Scholarship Application

This award is available for graduating high school seniors from the state of Colorado who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in Colorado. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher, and must be a member of a minority group or a first-generation college student.

Total: $1000

Awards: 7

Deadline: January 18

Melissa D. Bisaccia Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for high school seniors graduating from Roy C. Ketcham High Schoool in Wappinger Falls, New York. Applicants mus demonstrate academic merit, financial need, and achievement in overcoming personal obstacles.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 01

Richard W. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors in Dutchess County, New York. Selection is based on providing financial assistance to students who must overcome economic, physical, developmental or emotional barrier(s) to pursue a higher education.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 01

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Rhode Island high school seniors whose parents did not graduate from college. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and community service.

Total: $4000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 26

The Villa Esperanza Scholarship

This scholarship is available for first-generation college students of Hispanic heritage. Applicants must be accpted to or enrolled at a college or university in the Austin, Texas area.

Total: $2000

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 30

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college freshmen who are American Indian or Alaska Native with proof of enrollment or descendancy. Students must be the first in their immediate family to attend college, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and plan to attend a tribal college.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Tribal College Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college freshmen who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent and are the first generation in their family to attend college. Students must be enrolled at a tribal college/university and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $2750

Awards: 27

Deadline: May 31

First Generation Scholars

First Generation Scholars is a scholarship program set up at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for high-need, high-potential, first-generation students from partner Lasallian and Jesuit high schools. These students must complete the Countdown to College program, our unique academic preparatory camp, held each summer during their high school years. The program serves students at two possible stages in their education, high school and college. High school students from partner Lasallian and Jesuit high schools have the opportunity to participate in the Countdown to College, an annual summer program that helps boost academic skills necessary for college readiness. First-generation students who enroll at Saint Mary’s for undergraduate studies have access to academic, social, and cultural support. First-generation students need not participate in the Countdown to College program to be eligible for services.

Total: $1000

Awards: 10

Deadline: June 01

Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available to University of Nevada, Reno students who hold a 3.0 GPA or higher, graduated from a Carson City, Douglas, or Washoe County high school, are first-generation and/or demonstrate high financial need (EFC under $8000), and have completed their MyNevada General Scholarship Application by February 1.

Total: $4000

Awards: 4

Deadline: October 15

Northeastern University Torch Scholars Program

This award is available to U.S high school students who are planning to attend Northeastern University, MA. Each applicant must be a first-generation college student who has overcome exceptional odds and who demonstrates the potential to excel academically.

Total: $72932

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 01

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