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First-Generation Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now available 

First-generation college students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on Arizona State University's Tempe campus may apply for more than $10,000 in scholarships. First-generation scholarship applications for 2017-2018 are now open and close on February 28, 2017.

There are several different scholarships with varied application criteria. Only one application is required for all scholarships – except the Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax Scholarship and the Irwin R. Sheer and Yvonne H. Sheer Endowed Scholarship. Students will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Our application for first-generation scholarships can be found at ASU's Scholarship Portal.

First-generation scholarships

The scholarships listed below are open to students in all majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on ASU's Tempe campus (all scholarship amounts are approximate).

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni First-Generation Scholarships (one scholarship ≈ $700)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences First-Generation Scholarships (three scholarships ≈ $650 each)
  • Dean’s Advancement Council First-Generation Scholarship (one scholarship ≈ $660)
  • Helen and Ong C. Hing Family First-Generation Scholarship (one scholarship ≈ $1,000)
  • Al and Viola Madrid Endowed Scholarship (one scholarship ≈ $1,900)
  • McKee Family Scholarship (one scholarship ≈ $1,000)
  • John Rockefeller First-Generation Scholarship (one scholarship ≈ $1,100)
  • Irwin R. Sheer and Yvonne H. Sheer Endowed Scholarship (three scholarships ≈ $2,000 each)
  • Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax Scholarships (up to three scholarships ≈ $8,000 each)

There are also first-generation scholarships available for students in specific majors.

Criteria for first-generation scholarships

Criteria for each scholarship can be found here.

The application and selection process

Applications for the 2017-18 first-generation scholarships are now open and close on February 28, 2017. Only one application is required for all scholarships, except the Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax Scholarship and the Irwin R. Sheer and Yvonne H. Sheer Endowed Scholarship. Students will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Students must complete and submit an application through ASU's Scholarship Portal.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Daley.