First Generation Scholarships

Rick and Nick Henry '13

The First Generation Matching Grant Program is a needs-based grant program available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college. The state of Florida provides a match to your donation. Since 2006, FAU has provided more than 2,300 grants to First Generation students and more than 1,200 have graduated.

Scholarships allow students who otherwise cannot afford the cost of college to stay enrolled and complete their degrees. Nearly 58 percent of FAU’s students receive some form of financial aid.

By leveraging your donation with your company’s match, you could quadruple the impact of your investment on FAU students. For a list of companies that will match your donation to FAU, visit Check with your company’s matching gift program to verify donation parameters.