First Generation Scholarship

The 2020-2021 First Generation Scholarship is for first generation college students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher from a Colorado high school, and demonstrate motivation and commitment to higher education.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be at least 17 years old, a Colorado resident, and be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Requirements include: Colorado high school graduate of the 2019-2020 academic year; nomination by a high school counselor or teacher; transcripts from high school; cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale (freshman through senior year); and 1st generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree or higher).

If your high school does not provide a transcript with grades, you must provide two sources of information to be considered for this scholarship:
o ACT sub test scores with ENGL 18, READ 17, MATH 23 (for placement in College Algebra) or SAT test scores Verbal 470, MATH 580 or higher
o Proof of a competitive process at your high school, or portfolio

Additional Scholarship Information:
• The First Generation scholarship will prorate based on enrollment.
• Students must enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours at RRCC during the fall and spring semester and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
• Scholarships or financial awards issued by the College or Foundation Office may be reduced if the student qualifies for a need-based financial aid award, according to federal or state guidelines.
• Students may only be eligible for one RRCC funded scholarship; Foundation awards excluded.
• Incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered.
• Completion of this scholarship application does not guarantee an award. All eligible scholarship applications will be reviewed after the deadline.

$1,750 for full-time enrollment, $1,500 for three-quarters enrollment, and $1,150 for half-time enrollment.
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please attach your high school transcript.
  2. What is your high school graduation date / expected graduation date?
  3. Please provide a letter of nomination by a high school counselor or teacher.