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The First-Generation Scholarship is awarded to students who are first-generation college students whose parents or legal guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree. This is a need-based state/institutional scholarship available to undergraduate students who attend Florida public, state universities. Recipients must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who do not have a previous bachelor's degree.

Eligibility

  • First generation in family to attain a college degree (neither of the student's parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher; students whose siblings have attained or are pursuing a degree are eligible). FASFA must indicate that neither parent's education level is above high school.
  • Qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes.
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per term as a degree-seeking undergraduate student. Some First Gen Scholarships will require full-time enrollment.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the national Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for a Pell Grant.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Some First-Generation Awards will require a higher GPA.