Generation One Program

Student Success Programs' Generation One (Gen One) programming provides first-generation college students at TU with tailored mentoring and guidance to foster both academic and personal accomplishment.  First Generation students are students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a four-year degree at a college or university in the United States. 

Generation One connects students who share similar experiences to share strategies to deal with difficult situations, and provide encouragement during challenging and rewarding times. 

Gen One Futures Scholarship  

The Gen One Futures Scholarship is administered by Towson University's Student Success Programs (SSP) and Student Government Association (SGA). Gen One Futures is designed to increase the access and success of culturally diverse undergraduate students attending Towson University. As a part of the University’s Strategic Plan, providing financial resources to first generation students would ease some of financial obligation. The first award is scheduled to be awarded for Fall 2024. 

Towson University defines first-generation students as students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a 4-year degree at a college or university in the United States. 

Award Amount  

The standard Gen One Futures award amount is $1,000 per academic year ($500 per semester). 

Please note: The award will not exceed the need. The award amount may be adjusted at the discretion of the Assistant Director of SSP. You will be required to complete program requirements and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50 within the academic year you receive the award. The award is not automatically renewed each year. Applicants will need to reapply each year.  

Eligibility Criteria  

  • Applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) and demonstrate unmet financial need.  
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at Towson University (sophomore or junior status) for the semester following the date of awards. 
  • Applicants must be a first-generation college student. 
  • Applicants must submit an essay response to one of the provided prompts (maximum of 500-words)

Application Deadline  
The application for Fall 2024 will open on April 1, 2024. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2024

Apply Here:

Gen One Futures Scholarship Application

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