2011 First in Your Family Scholarship

The 2011 First in Your Family Scholarship funded by Deloitte. will recognize up to seven City Year corps members who are the first in their family to go to college, and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the children and communities they serve. This scholarship is available on a competitive basis to corps members who meet eligibility requirements.

Recipients will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s or associate’s degree.

Application deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 18, 2011

Eligibility Requirements
Meet First in Your Family criteria
Applying to/acceptance to at least one college
Demonstrating commitment to service

Application Process
Complete this ApplicationIncluding the list of school(s) you are applying to and signing the Deloitte Publicity Release
1 to 2 letters of recommendation (at least one from a current CY staff)
Answer all three of the following essays questions (between 250–500 words each)

  • How has education contributed to who you are today?
  • What were/are your primary motivations for serving with City Year, and how has the experience shaped you and your plans to pursue further education?
  • Why would this scholarship be meaningful to you, and how would it help you achieve your goals?

Please direct any questions about eligibility or the application process to firstinfamily@cityyear.org

Winners will receive notification and acknowledgement at the City Year Graduation Ceremony

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