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SmartCapitalMind's First-Generation College Students Scholarship

First-Generation College Students Scholarship

The First-Generation College Students Scholarship celebrates the extraordinary efforts of first-generation students. This $500 award is designed for high school seniors and undergraduates who transform communities through their leadership in creating a brighter, more diverse future.

Scholarship Award: $500


About the Scholarship

At Smart Capital Mind, we believe in fostering educational opportunities for all. The First-Generation College Students Scholarship aims to help break down the barriers that prevent students from embarking on a unique academic journey when they are the first in their families to attend college.

Statistically, 33% of students in higher education are first-generation college students. These students face significant challenges, with many entering the workforce immediately after graduation and only 23% pursuing graduate studies. 

Financial stability is a primary goal for these students, which emphasizes the importance of scholarships like the First-Generation College Students Scholarship. This $500 award offers vital support for those taking this significant step in their educational journey, helping to lighten the financial burden they often carry. We aim to empower students blazing the trail in higher education and help them step boldly into their futures.

Scholarship Details

Scholarship details
  • Deadline: The application deadline is Jul 15, 2024
  • Winner Announcement Date: Aug 15, 2024
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Recurring: Annual

Eligibility Requirements

  • First-generation college students or those about to enroll.
  • All high school seniors, undergraduate students, or graduate students
  • Applicant must be a current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

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How to Apply

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


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Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

When is the scholarship deadline?

The application deadline is July 15, 2024.

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?

The prize check will be sent to the scholarship winner’s college institution in their name and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).

Is this a recurring scholarship?

Yes, the First-Generation College Students Scholarship is an annual scholarship.

How will my scholarship application be verified?

Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.

How can I contact you with questions?

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please email

How will my application information be used?

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

About SmartCapitalMind

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Previous WiseGeek+ Scholarship Winners

Abigail D. Abigail D. Awarded: $500 On: May 2023
Kriti S. Kriti S. Awarded: $500 On: May 2023
Alyssa S. Alyssa S. Awarded: $500 On: May 2023
Justice B. Justice B. Awarded: $500 On: May 2023
Tyler M. Tyler M. Awarded: $500 On: Dec 2022
Germain-Blaise N Germain-Blaise N. Awarded: $500 On: Dec 2022