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
- First Place: $1,000 scholarship
- Second Place: $500 scholarship
- Third Place: $500 scholarship
- Fourth Place: $500 scholarship
- 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