First-Generation Scholarship Contest: Voting

First Place: $1,000 Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Place: $500 Fall Semester 2021

Inver Hills Community College and TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) are celebrating the college’s first-generation students by holding a First-Generation Scholarship Contest with five scholarship prizes for fall semester 2021.

“First-generation students are trailblazers who demonstrate creativity, resilience and resourcefulness in navigating higher education,” said Matt Kruger, TRIO SSS director at Inver Hills. “The new scholarships reward first-generation students for using their creative and artistic abilities to express their college experiences.”

Contest winner prizes for fall semester 2021

  1. First Place: $1,000 scholarship
  2. Second Place: $500 scholarship
  3. Third Place: $500 scholarship
  4. Fourth Place: $500 scholarship
  5. Fifth Place: $500 scholarship

Eight Inver Hills first-generation students submitted their artistic work to the FIRST-GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST with the objective to answer the following question:

“How has being a first-generation student affected your college experience?”

The eight students expressed their answers in the following ways:
  • T.L. via Essay
  • S.S. via Poem
  • C.D. via Song
  • C.G. via Essay
  • T.R. via Painting
  • H.T. via Explanation and Video
  • E.J. via Essay and Poem
  • J.B. via Drawing

You can now vote to decide the top five entries. The student with the most votes will receive a $1,000 scholarship; the next four students with the highest vote totals will each receive a $500 scholarship.

Inver Hills is now holding a PUBLIC VOTE to determine the scholarship winners.

You can view the eight submissions and vote for your FIVE FAVORITES by following the link below:

The five scholarship winners will be announced on Inver Hills News and Inver Hills social media sites.

Voting ends Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Learn more about the First-Generation Scholarship Contest and TRIO SSS at Inver Hills by contacting:

TRIO Student Support Services


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