WiseGEEK’s Scholarship for First Generation College Students

The First-Generation College Students Scholarship is a $500 scholarship open to undergraduate and high school senior students.

Scholarship Award: $500

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About the Scholarship

A college degree is a transformational milestone in life, especially for those who are attending as the first generation in their family.

First-generation college students are trailblazers. They are often extremely academically prepared, and highly talented. They serve as role models for younger siblings in cousins within their family, and they carry the dreams of their parents and grandparents on their shoulders.

The First-Generation College Students Scholarship is meant to support and encourage these students as they take on the biggest educational milestone thus far in their lives. This $500 award will help current or aspiring students who are the first in their family to attend college or university pay their tuition or student loans.


Scholarship Details

Scholarship details
  • Deadline: The application deadline is August 1, 2021.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Time To Apply: 2 minutes

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current undergraduate or high school senior who is a first-generation college student

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident

Eligibility requirements

How to Apply

You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. Just set up a student profile on Bold.org and submit your application.

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Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

When is the scholarship deadline?

The application deadline is August 1, 2021.

What is the scholarship prize?

The scholarship award is $500.

When will the winner be chosen and notified?

Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.

How will the scholarship be paid?

We will send the $500 award check to the winner in their name.

How can I contact you with questions?

If you have any questions about the scholarship, you can email scholarships@wisegeek.com

How will my application information be used?

WiseGeek manages this scholarship with the support of the Bold.org scholarship platform. Bold.org takes student confidentiality and privacy incredibly seriously. Please refer to the application page on Bold.org for full details.