The attorneys at the Godoy Law Office are passionate about assisting immigrant and refugee families achieve the American Dream. We understand immigration policies and procedures are complex, and the process can be discouraging to those who are unfamiliar with the United States laws.

First generation immigrants and their children face some of the toughest immigration standards in recent history. Immigrants struggle to get on their feet and to provide for their families, which is why we want to give back to first generation immigrants or the child of a first generation immigrant through The First Generation Scholarship. We hope to empower first generation U.S. college students, and celebrate their individuality by awarding them with $1,000 to go towards continuing their education.

In a 700-1000 word essay, describe your experience as a first generation citizen. Describe your own personal immigration success story as a first generation immigrant or the child of a first generation immigrant. Explain the struggles involved and what lessons the experience of being a first generation immigrant has taught you.

Scholarship Eligibility

For all students interested in applying for The First Generation Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants may still submit an application if awaiting admission or deciding on an institution, however, the selected individual must be enrolled for the Spring of 2019 semester before receiving the financial aid.

Scholarship Application

To apply for this scholarship, interested candidates should provide the following:

  • A current resume with contact and education information,
  • An official or unofficial academic transcript, and
  • An essay of 700-1,000 words discussing the obstacles you have faced as a first generation American and how those experiences have shaped you into who you are today.

Scholarship Deadline

The deadline to apply for The First Generation Scholarship is June 30, 2019.

All applications must be submitted by email to info@godoylawoffice.com on or before the deadline to be considered for this award. To be considered, please send your resume, transcript and essay in one email with a subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] – The First Generation Scholarship”.

Thank you for your interest in The First Generation Scholarship!

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