I Am First Needs-Based Scholarship

The I Am First Needs-Based Scholarship is for first-generation, full-time students with 30+ credits that have a demonstrated financial need.
-Must be a first-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has a U.S. bachelors degree)
-Must have 30+ credits towards their degree completed
-Must be a U.S. resident
-Must have a at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
-Must be a full-time, bachelor’s degree seeking student (12-18 credits hrs per semester)
-Must complete the FAFSA
-Incomplete applications will not be accepted
-Must have a complete, updated, locked graduation plan by your UVU advisor in Wolverine Track
Students MUST have all elements of the application submitted and completed (complete graduation plan locked by your UVU advisor, FAFSA-including verification) BEFORE the application deadline to be considered for an award.

Students with a high-demonstrated unmet need will be prioritized
***Awarded students will be required to meet with an I Am First Mentor.

Financial Aid and Scholarships, First Year Experience & Student Retention, Student Success & Retention
Supplemental Questions
  1. Write a one-page essay addressing the following: 1) Family background, 2) Your financial need and current work, 3)Detail your personal pathway to complete your degree, and if you will complete it at UVU, 4) Career goals
  2. Are you a first generation student (neither parent/guardian has a U.S. bachelor's degree)?