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Education First offers college scholarships in each of the below cities. Only seniors from participating schools can apply for the awards. We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for 2016. Students graduating from our partnership high schools in 2017, should come back to our site later this fall to apply.


  • Chief Sealth
  • Cleveland
  • Rainier Beach


  • David Douglas
  • Madison
  • Roosevelt

San Francisco

  • Balboa
  • Mission
  • Thurgood Marshall

Los Angeles

  • Garfield
  • Jefferson
  • Manual Arts


  • Eastside Memorial
  • Reagan
  • Travis


  • Jefferson
  • North Senior
  • West

San Diego

  • Crawford
  • Lincoln
  • Morse


  • Brockton
  • Charlestown

Recent Scholarship Winners

Diana Rivera
Diana Rivera
Jefferson High School
Community College of Denver
Diana moved from Mexico at age 15 to escape drug cartel dangers and had to learn English… Read more...

Michelle Diaz
Michelle Diaz
Los Angeles
Manual Arts High School
Univ. of California, Riverside
Growing up in a single parent household, Michelle frequently took responsibility for taking care of her two sisters… Read more...

Past Scholars —
Where Are They Now?

I graduated from the University of Austin in May 2014 after majoring in Government and minoring in Philosophy. One of my favorite parts of college was obtaining an internship which became vital to me landing a job in my current field. I am now working with Harris County Juvenile Probation Department as a Juvenile Supervision Officer and plan to continue in this field and dedicate my work to at risk adolescents. My advice to current scholars at Education first is to ‘embrace this gift given to you. Appreciate your education and the individuals who believe in your potential, enough to donate towards it. Be grateful and mindful that this is an opportunity and generous help.

~ Zuleyma Serrano, 2010 Winner
(Travis High School, Austin)

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