First-Gen Scholars Scholarship

The First-Gen Scholars Scholarship is a supplemental award to the financial aid already provided by the University. This scholarship is made possible through the generous support of the U’s Parent Fund in partnership with the Center for First Generation Success on campus. Scholarship amount varies depending on your application. This award is for the Spring 2024 semester. It is open to undocumented/DACAmented students who qualify for HB-144. If you currently have For Utah we highly encourage you not to apply.


  • Active First-Gen Scholars for the academic year Fall 2023 and Spring 2024;
  • Currently a Freshman or Sophomore (total credit hours are less than 60)
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours;
  • In good current academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher) with the University;

Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.


  • Ensure that the “general application” is completed, specifically QUESTION number 10 is REQUIRED to be scored for this opportunity
  • Complete and submit this application by the deadline below
  • Submit a Personal Statement

November 26, 2023

Center for First-Generation Success
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a Freshman or Sophomore (total credit hours are less than 60).
  2. I am currently an active participant in the First Gen Scholars Program at the University of Utah. (An active participant is a student who is enrolled in the current term at the University, has been selected to participate in the First Gen Scholars Program, has enrolled in the class for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semester.)
  3. Please write in 500 words or less, a response answering how First Generation Scholars has impacted your experience as a first gen student at the U.
  4. Please upload your personal statement.
  5. Please upload a copy of your 2023-24 Financial Aid Award Letter. To access your award letter log into CIS, click Student Homepage, Click Financial Aid, select your academic year, click go and then your financial aid award letter will load.