Our Scholarships

For the 2017/2018 high school year, we will be offering the following awards in each of our chapter cities:

  • $5,000 Primary Winner
  • $3,000 Honorable Mention

* Each scholarship provides access to a professional college coach while in school.

Students must be a senior at one of our participating schools to apply. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in an interview before we make a final decision. We are not necessarily looking for the "straight A" student, but rather one who can overcome obstacles and be successful in college.

andrea-fransisco

Andrea Francisco, Chief Sealth High School, University of Washington

Participating High Schools

Education First offers college scholarships in each of the below cities. Only seniors from participating schools can apply for the awards.

Austin

  • Eastside Memorial - 10
  • Reagan - 13
  • Travis - 8

Boston

  • Brighton - 6
  • Brockton - 14
  • Urban Sciences Academy - 4

Denver

  • Jefferson - 9
  • North - 7
  • West - 10

Los Angeles

  • Garfield - 31
  • Jefferson - 1
  • Manual Arts - 17

Portland

  • David Douglas - 41
  • Madison - 12
  • Roosevelt - 26

San Diego

  • Crawford - 44
  • Lincoln - 4
  • Morse - 9

San Francisco

  • Balboa - 16
  • Mission - 20
  • Thurgood Marshall - 10

Seattle

  • Chief Sealth - 7
  • Cleveland - 14
  • Rainier Beach - 18
Jessica Osorio, Crawford High School,<br/>Grossmont College
Jessica Osorio, Crawford High School,
Grossmont College

Jessica Osorio, Crawford High School, Grossmont College

How It Works

  • Since 1996, Education First has awarded over $800,000 in scholarships.
  • Scholarships from Education First are valid up to seven years after high school graduation and can be applied to tuition or books.
  • We send the full scholarship directly to the college/university in the first term, allowing scholars to work with their financial aid office and determine which years (or terms) to apply the award.
  • Scholars can request a different payout schedule, as it is not our intent to affect their overall financial aid package.
  • If a scholar transfers, they request unused funds to be returned to Education First and funds are re-directed to their new school.

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