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First Generation Scholars Program

Since its founding in 1948, Fisher has enrolled a high percentage of first generation college students.

In honor of its 50th anniversary in 1998, Fisher renewed its commitment to today's first generation students by creating the Fannie & Sam Constantino First Generation Scholarship Program.

About the Fannie and Sam Constantino First Generation Program

Class of 2018 First Generation Scholars

Class of 2018 First Generation Scholars

The Fannie and Sam Constantino First Generation Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial and academic assistance to up to 24 qualified high school students who exhibit a high degree of motivation and academic potential and are the first in their immediate families to attend a postsecondary institution.

First Generation Scholars tutor, mentor, and coordinate leadership activities that impact youth. Scholars also organize group service events that benefit the Rochester community. Scholars are responsible for 30 hours per semester.

Program Requirements

Students interested in becoming a First Generation Scholar must complete the First Generation Scholarship Application. The student must also apply to and be accepted by Fisher, as well as meeting the following criteria:

  • The student must be the first generation in their family to attend college.*
  • High school seniors must be planning to enter Fisher directly after graduating.
  • Able to meet the academic requirements for admission to Fisher.
  • Recognized citizen-scholars in their high school community.
  • Willing to mentor younger students to achieve academic excellence and to pursue a college education.

*Applicant's parent(s) or guardian may not have graduated from a two-year or four-year college or university. Siblings' attendance or graduation from a college program is permitted.