First Degree Scholarship’s goal is to help those who are the first in their family to obtain a college degree. Scholarship recipients will receive mentoring through high school and college, which will help them prepare for success in their post-high school education and career.


The scholarship is for high school sophomores who reside in Salt Lake County, Utah. Students are not eligible if a parent or stepparent has graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a college or university in the United States. Household income must be $75,000 or less.

Details of the award are included in the Application Information PDF found below.


Download the scholarship instructions and form below, and email the application form, unofficial transcripts (may be scanned or photographed), and two letters of recommendation to: firstdegreescholarship@gmail.com Please include the applicant name in the subject line of any emails sent.


Scholarship application and all required information must be submitted no later than January 31, 2022.