The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program has awarded more than $19 million in scholarships to support students who are the first in their immediate families to go to college. The program has reached more than 1,000 students at approximately 400 U.S. campuses. Interested students should contact the school they are planning to attend to ask whether a Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship is in place, and if so, how to apply. Visit the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program webpage.
Fastweb! is an excellent online resource for paying and preparing for college. Fastweb provides students with the resources to realize their educational pursuits, from the time they begin their college search in high school to the day they land their first job after graduation. Fastweb members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge. With roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion, there are scholarships for every student's educational goals, activities, and interests. Visit the Fastweb! website.
FinAid.org: Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students
FinAid.org: The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid
FinAid.org is the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools, both on and off the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site. The site includes a webpage dedicated specifically to the scholarship search process. Visit the FinAid.org website.
Foster Care to Success (FC2S): Scholarships and Grants
The NAEHCY Scholarship Fund provides higher education scholarships for graduating homeless or formerly homeless students. This webpage provides more information about the scholarship and access to the scholarship application. Visit the NAEHCY Scholarship Fund webpage.
Que Llueva Café Scholarship
This scholarship, sponsored by Chicano Organizing and Research in Education (CORE) provides financial assistance to college-bound, undocumented, Latino students. CORE seeks to support undocumented students that have met the rigorous academic requirements necessary to enter a secondary education program by providing financial support enabling the students to enter college. Visit the Que Llueva Café Scholarship webpage.
Secondary Education for Migrant Youth (SEMY): Scholarships for Migrant Youth
The Office of Secondary Education for Migrant Youth (SEMY) serves middle school and high school migrant students and educators. SEMY administers programs to ensure that migrant youth have an opportunity to graduate. This SEMY webpage includes information about scholarships available for migrant youth. Visit the SEMY Scholarships for Migrant Youth webpage.
Western Michigan University Foundation Scholarship
The Foundation Scholarship is a new $50,000 scholarship for high achieving, high financial-need students who are seniors in high school. To be eligible, applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.7 or higher at the end of their junior year OR a composite ACT score of 26 (or SAT of 1170) or higher; must have applied for admission to Western Michigan University; and must meet one of the established need criteria, including homeless, foster care, or undocumented status. NOTE: Given the difference in out-of-state tuition, this scholarship is likely to be of most benefit to Michigan state residents. Visit the Foundation Scholarship webpage.