Loras College, Iowa’s first college, has announced the creation of the First Generation Scholars Program to support first-generation college students and their families. The program offers a $1,500 scholarship and strives to promote engagement, study skills, and unique educational opportunities for students successfully progressing toward graduation at Loras.
The acceptance process includes an application, essay and a letter of recommendation. Awards are renewable with continued program participation. The deadline for applications is April 15.
Full participation includes maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, living in campus housing while at Loras, maintaining full-time status, and agreeing to actively participate in progressive and socially challenging programming, campus activities, and career readiness workshops.
The program is a partnership between Loras College and the Puerto Rican Police Association Chicago. The organization will help provide financial support, hold informational sessions in the Chicago area, and share mentoring offerings.
Visit www.bit.ly/2eJFkuN for more information, application, and a recommendation form for the First Generation Scholars Program. Or contact Sergio Perez at Sergio.Perez@loras.edu or (563) 588-7205.