Thank you for your interest in the First Generation Justice Studies Scholarship! Our PitchFunder campaign has concluded, and thanks to you and your generosity, we have been able to grow the scholarship so that more first generation students receive the financial assistance they need to further their education here at ASU.


Whether you are an ASU alum/alumna, a past parent or faculty member, or a friend of ASU, you are paying it forward for students to be successful. Thank you again,

First Generation Justice Studies Scholarship

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on April 01, at 11:59 PM MST
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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 or 480-965-9882.

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Being the First

First generation students face immense financial struggles as the first in their family to graduate from college. $25 helps lighten their financial burdens.


Plunge Into College

Books. Financial assistance. Emergency needs. A healthy meal. Entrance into the dorms. The list of expenses and needs is endless. Let's get these kids plunged into college!


Hopes and Dreams

When you are a first generation scholar, your hopes and dreams are sometimes the only things that keep you going. With some financial assistance, we can help these students in need achieve their dreams.


Path to Success

Financial assistance gives first generation students a pathway to success. Funds given will ensure that students stay on path and graduate. Together we can achieve more!

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