About the Scholarship

Florida First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) is authorized by the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance. The Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) fills in as a guarantor for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and the manager of Florida's grant and award programs. The First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) is a need-based award program accessible to degree-chasing, inhabitant, college understudies who show considerable money related need and are taken on qualified taking an interest in post-secondary organizations. Qualified understudies have a parent(s) who has not earned a baccalaureate or higher degree.

How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Students must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • Applications may be obtained at the financial aid offices of eligible participating postsecondary institutions. 

  • Be a first-generation college student. A student is considered "first generation" if neither of the student's parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher.

  • Official transcripts must be submitted by the student.


Florida First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) award amounts to

  • The postsecondary institution will disburse awards to eligible students each term.

  • The postsecondary institution shall determine eligible applicants based on financial need, determine the award amount for each recipient, and notify each student of the award.

  • A student should consult the postsecondary institution for renewal, reinstatement or restoration requirements established by the institution.


Deadline information

The applications are to be submitted by the end of May 15, 2020. Applications and other related information are available on the Florida Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A student should demonstrate financial need.

  • The grant program available to degree-seeking resident undergraduate students.