Ep. 34 Scholarships for First Generation Students & Athletes

Scholarships for First Gen

Athletes and First Generation Students

This episode of the podcast is a roundtable of scholarships for first generation students and also athletes of various sports. We give you information about 5-6 scholarships for each category.  Some deadlines were not available but click not the link in the show notes below to get more information.


  1. Sallie Mae Fund First In Family Scholarship – Sponsored by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. They award $500-$5000 each year to students who demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA.  DEADLINE March 30, 2016
  2. Mercedes Benz “Drive Your Future” Scholarship – Company awards 100 students $10,000 ($2500/year) for first generation students with financial need. Check their website in the fall of each year for application information.
  3. Coca Cola First Generation Scholarship Program – This is for students intending on going to the University of Georgia. This is a renewable $5000/year scholarship for students.
  4. Farash Foundation First in Family Scholarships – Tuition assistance is awarded to students attending colleges and institutions in Monroe & Ontario Counties in New York.  They also require you to work within a nonprofit organization during school. Students receive FULL RIDE scholarships for up to five years. Check their website for more information.
  5. High Point University Say Yes & First Generation Scholarships – They award $5000/year for four years to residents of Guilford County in North Carolina that attend the university. DEADLINE February 15, 2016.
  6. Catawba College Scholarship is no longer available as of this posting. 
  7. Culinary Institute of America – They offer various scholarships for students interested in food writing, food preparation business etc… They award $5000- $10000, various grants and merit awards.


Athlete Scholarships

  1. Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship They award $2000/year. Applicant must be a female high school senior who participates in golf. DEADLINE March 1.
  2. GCSAA Scholars Competition – They award up to $6000 to students enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program in a major field related to turf management. DEADLINE June 1, 2016
  3. Swim with Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship – This is open to athletes who participated in competitive youth, high school or college athletics and subsequently sustained a life changing accident or illness (e.g. paralysis, blindness, cancer, amputation, head injuries). DEADLINE May 1, 2016
  4. Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship – this is open to high school seniors or current college students who are current or former athletes. They award $1000 and DEADLINE June 1, 2016
  5. The Gene and John Athletic Fund Scholarship – this scholarship is open to LGBTQ athletes looking to continue their education and LGBTQ students pursuing a sports career. The award is up to $5000 and DEADLINE September 10, 2016



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