PFT BOR 3143 First Generation Scholarship

First-Generation Undergraduate Scholarships were established to increase college access and success for low-income and first-generation students. The objectives of these endowed scholarships are to enhance opportunities and quality of life for first-generation students with unmet financial need and to promote the economic development of Louisiana through education of its citizenry.

Student recipients must meet the following criteria:
• Be Louisiana residents;
• Be first-generation college students (i.e., neither custodial parent(s) nor legal guardian(s) have earned a college degree) with remaining financial need after deducting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid (“gift aid”) from student’s Cost of Attendance (COA) and/or students, whether first-generation or not, awarded the federal Pell grant; and
• Be admitted to and matriculated in the institution awarding the scholarship for the period(s) during which scholarship funds are disbursed.
• Be registered and remain registered as a full-time student for the quarter he/she receives the scholarship at Louisiana Tech University.
• In addition to scholarship proceeds, the institution must provide student recipients with structured support through active and engaged advising.
• Institutions will provide students with campus employment of at least 10 hours per week over and above the scholarship.1 Off-campus employment may substitute for campus employment provided
the following criteria are met:
• The student works at least ten hours per week;
• The rate of pay is equal to or greater than pay for an equivalent job on campus; and
• The off-campus employment is directly or indirectly relevant to and supportive of the student’s post-degree career plans and/or field of study.

Supplemental Questions
  1. I currently have an on-campus job in which I work at least 10 hours per week.
  2. If you do not currently have an on-campus job (10 hours weekly), would you be willing to be placed in an on-campus job (ex: work study)?