First-Generation College Students

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Promising Futures Funding Request Form

Promising Futures strives to assist First-Generation students in completing their academic goals. Please note the policies prior to completing a funding request.
  • Funding is limited to undergraduate first-generation students.

    • A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree.

  • Eligible first-generation students may receive funding a maximum of 2 times throughout their time at Chapman.

  • Funding provided by Promising Futures is contingent upon unmet financial need. All requests are vetted through the Office of Financial Aid.

  • If a student has been awarded a federally subsidized student loan and has not accepted it, funding through Promising Futures is not available.

  • Funding provided for semester study abroad is for travel only. Students going abroad in the Fall must submit this request form by July 1st. Students going abroad in the Spring must submit this request by December 1st.

  • Funding for special academic matters may be taxable on the student.

  • Funding provided for travel courses is primarily travel only, and is usually not awarded to cover course fees. Students going abroad during Interterm must submit this request form by December 1st. Students going abroad in Summer must submit this request form by May 1st.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Nina LeNoir or Margaret McDonough Monroe

Marian Wright Edelman First Generation Endowed Scholarship Application

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 Scholarship will be announced in spring 2020

Application and supporting documents must be emailed to First-Generation Programs by TBA. Please include your first/last name in the subject line.

The Marian Wright Edelman First-Generation Endowed Scholarship supports first-generation students who have financial need and who desire to use their education in service to their community. Marian Wright Edelman was a lawyer for the NAACP, and defended activists during the civil rights movement. She continued her dedicated service by founding the Children’s Defense Fund, and promoting access to education for all. This endowed scholarship honors her commitment to the belief that education should build one’s capacity for service, and that it is the duty of every person to commit one’s life to bettering the world.