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General Information

Name Sallie Mae Fund First In My Family Scholarship Program
Number of Awards
Award Value $1,000 - $5,000
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until April 15
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Contact Information

Contact Hispanic College Fund
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 460
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone (800)644-4223

Scholarship Description

The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Scholarship Program is dedicated to assisting students who are the first person in their family to attend college.

What is first in my family? Applicants are first in their family if they are the first of their siblings, parents and grandparents to pursue a bachelor's degree or the first to pursue an associate's degree.

Eligibility Criteria

* Must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent
* Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States.
* Must be an undergraduate student for the upcoming year who attends school in the United States or Puerto Rico.
* Must be studying full-time in the United States or Puerto Rico
* Must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
* Must demonstrate financial need
* Must be first in family to attend college for the upcoming academic year college or university in the fifty states or Puerto Rico.
* Must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of no less than a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.