At ASU, almost 40% of current students are the first in their families to attend college. The University prioritizes providing resources to these students so they can 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.
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, such as guilt or pride. Many first-generation students also feel pressure about making the most of their academic experience because others in their family did not attend college. When faced with tuition fees, housing costs, and other expenses for their education, these students may not have the ability to pursue research opportunities, internships, or other extracurricular activities that will position them for success after graduation.
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. By making a gift to support this scholarship, you ensure that these students don't have to shoulder heavy financial burdens to get their degrees. You create impact by empowering these students to transform our futures for the better.
With your gift, these students will use their knowledge to create a more equitable and just world that champions diversity and inclusion.
We are grateful for your contribution to the scholarship and appreciate your desire to make a difference in the lives of our first-generation 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.