First Generation Justice Studies Scholarship
The First-Generation Justice Studies Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to students who are first in their family to attend college and who are enrolled in the Justice Studies Program at Arizona State University (ASU).
First-generation students often experience a range of feelings about being the first in their family to attend and complete college. --Guilt – In addition to pride, many first-generation students may feel guilt about having the opportunity to attend college because others in their family did not come before them.
First-generation students lack professional networks, as their parents do not have those professional ties. They also cannot afford an unpaid internship and are likely to work at restaurants during the summer, apply to only 1 college due to multiple application fees, and face additional financial burdens.
At ASU, almost 40% of current students are the first in their families to attend college. The University has made it a top priority to provide resources to these students so they succeed, both here at ASU and beyond. Much of this support comes from ASU alumni, community organizations, and other benefactors, who donate their time, treasure, and talent to help these students.
How can you help?
We want to grow this scholarship so it can provide more financial assistance to first-generation Justice Studies students in need.
We are grateful for your contribution to the scholarship and appreciate your desire to make a difference in the lives of our Justice Studies students.
If you are interested in a multi-year gift or planned gift, please contact Katie Brewer at Katie.Brewer@asu.edu or 480-965-9882.