Jerry Castellanos First Generation Scholarship

The Jerry Castellanos First Generation Scholarship is awarded to students who are first-generation college students whose parents or legal guardians have not earned a baccalaureate degree. This is a need-based State/Institutional scholarship available to undergraduate students who attend Florida public, state universities. Recipients must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who do not have a previous bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility

  • First generation in family to attain a college degree (neither of the student’s parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher; students whose siblings have attained or are pursuing a degree are eligible). FASFA must indicate that neither parent’s education level is above high school.
  • Qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes.
  • Enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per term as a degree-seeking undergraduate student. Some First Gen Scholarships will require full-time enrollment.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the national Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and* be eligible for a Pell Grant.*
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

For more information on the First Generation Scholarship contact the Office of Scholarships at 305-348-0349 or scholarships@fiu.edu.

Award
Varies
Deadline
01/21/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. What are your educational and professional goals and how will achieving your goals help you give back to your community? Please elaborate on current volunteer and extracurricular activities and why you have chosen your major.