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Fannie & Sam Constantino First Generation Scholarship Program

The First Generation Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to high school students who exhibit a high degree of motivation and academic potential, and whose parents did not graduate from college.

Recipients receive yearly awards of one-half the total cost of tuition and room and board. Since a large percentage of our alumni stay in the Rochester area, such a program serves to reinforce the College’s commitment to the greater Rochester community.

Application Process

Please Note: The application deadline for the First Generation Scholarship has passed.

Scholarship Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Have demonstrated academic motivation and success throughout high school
  • Be first generation college students (parents did not graduate from college)
  • Be high school seniors planning to attend Fisher in the following fall semester

Regular admission standards typically include a high school GPA of B/B+ and a total SAT score (math and evidence-based reading and writing) of 1080 or higher.

Candidates choosing to apply for HEOP will not be eligible to compete for this scholarship.

Benefits of the First Generation Program

The first-year program of coursework and advising at the College is ideally suited to meet the needs of first generation students. Fisher offers students access to an outstanding faculty who can enable students to discover their natural abilities and to develop their minds.

First Generation Scholarship recipients participate in a Learning Community designed to assist them in making a successful transition to a college environment.

Giving Back to the Rochester Community

First Generation Scholars participate in an academic mentoring program in the Rochester community. This program allows them to mentor younger students in ways that encourage their interest in and pursuit of a college education.