Promising Futures Program: For First-Generation College Students at Chapman University
Promising Futures Program: For First-Generation College Students at Chapman University

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Welcome to Chapman University! The following site will provide you with tips and resources to facilitate your academic success and transition at Chapman!

A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree. Being first-generation is a very proud accomplishment. We recognize that you will face unique experiences as you begin this exciting journey, and we look forward to supporting you and bringing together the first-generation Chapman community!

The Promising Futures Program is the support program for all first-generation college students at Chapman University. If you have any questions or want to be a part of the Promising Futures Program, please feel free to contact us and find our group on Facebook! Read more about us and the Promising Futures Program.


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New First-Generation Scholarship Available! - Application now closed! Good luck to all who applied!

- The Marian Wright Edelman First-Generation Scholarship - Due: March 31st, 2017

The Marian Wright Edelman Scholarship amount is currently being determined, but will approximately be in the amount of $450.00 or $900.00.

Applications are due March 31st, 2017 and will be awarded in May. This scholarship is in addition to financial aid already awarded and distributed for Fall 2017.   

This scholarship, established by a student during her senior year, is to aid first-generation college students who are committed to using their education in service to humanity. In a 500 word essay, please describe the connection between your educational goals and the real world service applications.  The following quote from Marian Wright Edelman might help guide your thinking: “Education is for the improving of the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” For more information on Marian Wright Edelman, please visit: http://www.childrensdefense.org/about/leadership/marian-wright-edelman/

Additionally, a signed and sealed letter of recommendation from a current Chapman University professor needs to be submitted to the Promising Futures Office in BK 406.

Eligibility: 

    1. Current undergraduate at Chapman University who will be returning in Fall 2017

    2. Must be a First-Generation College Student - neither parents or legal guardians have a bachelor's degree

    3. Chapman Grant eligible

Requirements:

    1. Completed application form - download here

    2. One letter of recommendation from a Chapman University professor, in a sealed and signed envelope to be included with your application

    3. 500 word essay describing the connection between your educational goals and the real world service applications.  The following quote from Marian Wright Edelman might help guide your thinking: “Education is for the improving of the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” This scholarship began with a student donor interested in embodying the spirit of Marian Wright Edelman’s service to her communities. The committee will be interested in learning how your education will contribute to your ability to serve. How does it impact your service?

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Program Coordinator

Crystal De La Riva, M.A.
firstgen@chapman.edu

Student Assistant Staff

Neal Carter, Student Program Assistant

Nicole Nungaray, Event Coordinator

Bryana Schuyler, Communications Coordinator

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For general questions
contact us at:

firstgen@chapman.edu