First Generation Matching Grant Award

This scholarship is for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters

This application is for consideration for the First Generation Matching Grant Program and all of the associated first generation scholarships.

Grant criteria, but not limited to:
1. Applicant must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) as an undergraduate student at UCF.
2. Applicant must be a Florida Resident and U.S Citizen or eligible Non-Citizen.
3. Applicant must not have received a baccalaureate degree.
4. Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
5. Applicant must not have defaulted on or owe a refund to any previous aid program.
6. Applicant must be considered as ‘First Generation’.
First Generation Student is defined as neither of the student’s parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher.

For more information regarding the First Generation Matching Grant visit the office of Student Financial website:

First Generation Matching Grant
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a First Generation student, where neither parent has received a bachelor's degree?
  2. Parent 1 Education Level
  3. Parent 2 Education Level
  4. Please upload a list verifying demonstrated involvement and leadership at UCF.
  5. Provide a short essay demonstrating how you help other people every day.
  6. Please submit a resume that indicates involvement in clubs, organizations, volunteer leadership positions and community service, as well as employment, for the past two years including dates. (pdf, doc or docx)
  7. Will you be working while attending college?
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