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Criteria for CLAS First-Generation Scholarships

Review the criteria for each scholarship before completing the application to be sure that you meet the requirements. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

General Criteria for CLAS First-Generation Scholarships

  • Undergraduate student in Fall (includes current Arizona State University students, incoming freshmen and transfer students pursuing their first four-year college degree).
  • Admitted to and enrolled in a degree program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU at the Tempe campus.
  • Students must be first-generation college students (neither parent earned a four-year college/university degree).
  • Full-time enrollment (12 semester hours) during the semester you receive the scholarship. If you do not maintain full-time enrollment, your scholarship may be cancelled.

CLAS First-Generation Scholarship - Additional Criteria

  • Financial need is a factor (need is established by completion of the FAFSA.).
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA (high school, community college or ASU).
  • Arizona residency required.

CLAS Alumni First-Generation Scholarship - Additional Criteria

  • Financial need is a factor (need is established by completion of the FAFSA.).
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (high school, community college or ASU).
  • Preference given to Arizona residents.
  • Students must demonstrate a strong work ethic and volunteer spirit through their essay responses.

Dean’s Advancement Council First-Generation Scholarship - Additional Criteria

  • Financial need is a factor (need is established by completion of the FAFSA.).
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA (high school, community college or ASU).
  • Arizona residency required.

Al and Viola Madrid Endowed Scholarship - Additional Criteria

  • Financial need is a factor (need is established by completion of the FAFSA.).
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (high school, community college or ASU).
  • No residency requirement.
  • Freshmen only.
  • Letter of recommendation required.
  • Recipients must demonstrate leadership skills.

Helen and Ong C. Hing Family First Generation Scholarship - Additional Criteria

  • Financial need is a factor (need is established by completion of the FAFSA.).
  • Pursuing an academic degree in the humanities or the social sciences.
  • Sophomore or higher academic level.
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (high school, community college or ASU).
  • Arizona resident.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

McKee Family Scholarship - Additional Criteria

  • Preference for students who graduated from South Mountain High School or Central High School or graduated from South Mountain Community College or Phoenix College.
  • Preference for recipients completing their junior year (sophomore at time of application).
  • Preference for students in the following majors: African and African American studies, American Indian studies, justice studies, religious studies, transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies and women and gender studies.
  • Letter of recommendation required.
  • Recipients must provide evidence of commitment to the community through service and a personal statement that reflects both academic and personal goals.

John Rockefeller First-Generation Scholarship - Additional Criteria

  • Financial need is required (need is established by completion of the FAFSA.).
  • No minimum GPA for incoming freshmen.
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA for current ASU students and incoming transfer students.
  • Arizona or California resident.
  • Preference for California resident.
  • Preference for freshmen and transfer students.

Irwin R. Sheer and Yvonne H. Sheer Endowed Scholarship - Additional Criteria

  • Financial need is required (need is established by completion of the FAFSA).
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA for current ASU students and incoming transfer students.
  • Arizona residency required.
  • Full-time student.