About the Scholarship

Florida First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) is authorized and sponsored by the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance.

This is an award program accessible to degree-chasing, inhabitant, college understudies who show considerable money related needs and are taken on qualified taking an interest in post-secondary organizations. Qualified understudies have a parent(s) who don't have a baccalaureate or higher degree.

How to apply?

  • Students are required to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to determine his/her family's financial position to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • All candidates are required to submit their official transcripts of the current college or institution along with the GPA scorecards to be evaluated for academic enrollment and demonstrate their excellence in academics.

Scholarship Amount

  • The awards will be provided to the eligible candidates by the postsecondary educational institution based on their financial need.

  • The number of awards to the eligible candidates is decided by the postsecondary educational institution.

Deadline Information

The applications and the official transcripts must be submitted to the concerned department no later than May 15, 2020.

Applications and other necessary information can be found on the official website of the Florida Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for the Florida First Generation Matching Grant Program are:

  • The student must be a first-generation US college student. A candidate is considered "the first generation" if neither of the student's parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher. A student who regularly resided with and received support from only one parent who did not earn a baccalaureate degree would also be eligible.

  • An individual for the scholarship must be a Florida resident, recognized U.S. citizen or an eligible US non-citizen. 

  • A candidate must be enrolled or accepted at a Florida state university or Florida college (public community college) with a minimum of six credit hours per term.

  • Recipients must not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.

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