A.S. First Generation Student Scholarship

Merit-Based scholarship for matriculated students in good standing who have completed a minimum of 15 semester units at SJSU with a minimum 2.75 GPA and who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in campus and community life including: student organizations, sports, campus committees, volunteerism, community and civic activism.

Students who are the first in the family to attend college, are role models for future first generation students to achieve a higher education, and give back to the community through mentoring and support of youth and supports the success of peers, who may also be first generation college students.

The scholarship shall be void and will revert to a qualified student if a student becomes elected or appointed an A.S. Board Member during the term of the scholarship. Past elected officials are eligible to apply.

Associated Students
Supplemental Questions
  1. Share the unique challenges a first generation college student experiences and how those experiences have shaped who you are today. How have or will you give back to support future first generation college students? (300 words max)
  2. Please provide a Letter of Recommendation that speaks to your actions and/or experience as it relates to this scholarship. ** Enter the name and email of your reference AFTER asking that person if they would like to be a reference for you. The system will email your reference and provide the opportunity for them to submit a letter of recommendation electronically. You will not be able to view this document. You can verify the status of your requested references by clicking "References" on your home page.