A collection of scholarships as well as academic counseling and other support groups dedicated to assisting first-generation college students in Maryland get into and excel in post-secondary education, including community colleges and four year colleges.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
- University of Maryland Minority and Diversity Scholarships
This lists scholarships that are specific to students attending the University of Maryland, College Park.
- Federal Student Aid
This is a great site for finding information on whether you qualify for federal financial aid and helps you prepare for filling out your FAFSA.
- UNIGO, First-Generation Scholarships
This site lists 24+ scholarships that are meant for first generation student. Some are college/university specific and some are general first generation scholarships.
- Federal Pell Grant
- University System of Maryland (Financial Aid & Scholarships)
Specific information about institution-based financial aid, broken down by USM institutions.
- Annapolis and Anne Arundel Scholarship Trust
This scholarship is specific to residents of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, who will be full time students of colleges/universities.
- Maryland State Financial Assistance Programs and Applications
Maryland state funded scholarships and grants, senatorial, delegate, guaranteed access, educational assistance, etc.
- Michelle Cooper MD Scholarship
This scholarship is for first-gen students from Maryland going into Fisher College of Science and Math at Towson.
Way2GoMaryland is the University System of Maryland's (USM) information campaign to encourage students to begin preparing for college early, with tips and links on applying and paying for college.
- I'm First! Scholarship
This scholarship is meant for all first generation college students who are attending or planning to attend CSO partner colleges or universities. Click on the link to check out the CSO partner colleges and universities.
- CollegeScholarships.org, First In Family Scholarships
This site list corporate scholarship programs for first generation college students, for example the Coco Cola First Generation Scholarship Program.
- Scholarships.com, First In Family Scholarships
This site list scholarships that university/college specific and general first generation scholarships.
- 25 Great Scholarships for First Gen Students
This site lists the contact information for 25 first generation scholarships.
- Financial Aid Finder
This site will help you find scholarships and or loans.
- Nerdwallet.com: Scholarships for first-generation students
This site helps you find first generation scholarships and allows you to sort them out by deadline.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
An option to consider in the event you need to resort to loans to complete your education.
The Fastweb scholarship search engine is free. You fill out a profile and relevant scholarships are flagged for you to look at. You can also do manual searches with parameters.
- National Merit Scholarship Program
A student qualifies for this scholarship program when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, usually in high school when they are juniors.
- College Mapper Scholarship Search
Under special circumstances click: First Generation College Students