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First-Generation Scholarships

Scholarship applications open Monday, September 14, 2020.

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 2021-2022 open on Monday, September 14, 2020.

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.

The scholarship application opens Monday, September 14, 2020 and closes on Friday, January 22, 2020.

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).

  • The College Alumni First-Generation Scholarship (three scholarships at approximately $1,500 each)
  • The College Dean's First-Generation Scholarship (three scholarships at approximately $1,000 each)
  • Dean’s Advancement Council First-Generation Scholarship (one scholarship at approximately $1,500)
  • Helen and Ong C. Hing Family First-Generation Scholarship (one scholarship at approximately $2,400)
  • Al and Viola Madrid Endowed Scholarship (one scholarship at approximately $2,000)
  • McKee Family Scholarship (one scholarship at approximately $1,000)
  • John Rockefeller First-Generation Scholarship (one scholarship at approximately $1,200)
  • Irwin R. Sheer and Yvonne H. Sheer Endowed Scholarship (three scholarships at approximately $2,000 each)
  • Faire Elizabeth Virgin Sax Scholarships (up to two scholarships at approximately $12,388 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 2021-2022 first-generation scholarships open Monday, September 14, 2020 and close Friday, January 22, 2021. 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 Tanya.Marun@asu.edu.