This scholarship is for first-generation college students from low-income families. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be permanent residents of California (an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino); Texas (San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Edinburg, or Rio Grande City); Illinois (greater Chicagoland area); or the state of New York. All applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time for the entire 2014-2015 academic year as first-year students. Priority will be given to those attending institutions that provide matching funds (see application for a list) and to those majoring in the fields of business, science, technology, engineering, or math. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 31 for renewing scholars and February 28 for new applicants.
How easy is it to apply?
Not too bad
This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.