First2 Scholarship

Application Opens April 1st, 2022

All incoming first-generation or underrepresented college freshmen pursuing a degree in STEM are encouraged to apply to win a one-time $1,000 Scholarship

  • Must be an incoming college freshman
  • Must plan to attend and enroll at a West Virginia college or university
  • Must be a West Virginia resident
  • Must plan to pursue and enroll in a STEM Major
  • Must be first-generation or underrepresented in STEM

  • Detail your background as a first-gen or underrepresented student and why you’re pursuing a degree in STEM
  • 1-2 pages
  • Double spaced
  • 12 point font
  • First-generation: Neither parent or guardian has graduated from a 4-year institution
  • Underrepresented in STEM: Women, persons with disabilities, Black/African American, Hispanics or Latinos, and American Indians or Native Americans
  • Eligible STEM Majors:
    • Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
    • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science);
    • Mathematical sciences;
    • Computer and information sciences;
    • Geosciences;
    • Engineering; and
    • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)
    • Secondary science and math education
  • Deadline is May 16th
  • Chosen scholar will be notified by June 1st
  • Contact us at

Want to support the First2 Scholarship?

All donations are applied to the First2 Scholarship, managed by the High ricks Educational Corporation. You can give online through the button below, or mail a check made payable to High Rocks, 195 Thompson Rd., Hillsboro, WV 24946, with “First2 Scholarship” in your check memo. All donations are non-refundable and made voluntarily without exchange of goods or services.