First-Generation College Student Representative Scholarship

Number offered per year



One school year (Fall/Spring)
Value applies towards tuition & fees
$1,500 per semester full-time award not to exceed tuition & fees


  • Must indicate first-generation college student on admissions application by designating they come from a family in which neither parent/guardian earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Student must have competed a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours at OTC
  • Requires student to maintain involvement in FGCS and to work a minimum of 40 hours service per semester at OTC events, providing campus tours, and completing duties assigned by FGCS advisors
  • Demonstrate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher or a minimum GED score of 2900
  • Full-time enrollment (12 + credit hours)
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Renewal Criteria

Scholarship is awarded for one school year (Fall/Spring).  Student must apply each academic year and participate in an FGCS scholarship interview by a Review Committee which includes FGCS advisors and scholarship committee members that will consider need, academic ability, and service experiences


June 1st