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First Generation College Student Scholarship

ApplicationsOpen forSpring 2023

Attorney David Kadzai appreciates the resilience and hard work it takes to become a first-generation college student. The journey of becoming the first person in your family to attend university is often filled with intimidating challenges and difficult circumstances. Attorney Kadzai hopes to alleviate some of the stress and difficulty of this journey by offering financial assistance to students. His law firm established The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC First Generation College Student Scholarship to make higher education more attainable for those who are embarking on this journey.

To contact our scholarship team, please send all inquiries to [email protected]. To learn more about this opportunity, read on.


The First Generation College Student Scholarship provides a college student with $2,500.

The deadline to submit an application for the Spring 2023 semester scholarship is April 4, 2023 at 11:59PM.

Are You Eligible for Our Scholarship?

To be considered for our scholarship award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a first-generation college student
  • You must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university within the United States
  • You must be at least 17 years of age
  • You must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States

How Do You Apply for Our Scholarship?

To successfully apply for our scholarship, please follow all application instructions carefully. Students can find our application form at the bottom of this page, where they will be required to submit their contact information and proof of enrollment.


Scholarship applicants must also submit a 3- to 5-minute video answering the prompt below that applies to you:

First Time Freshmen:

As a first-generation college student, what challenges do you anticipate throughout your pursuit of higher education? How do you think the experience may benefit you?

All Other Applicants:

How has being a first-generation college student challenged you? How has the experience made you a better student and person?

how do we select a winner for our Scholarship?

To select a recipient for the First Generation College Student Scholarship, we use this list of evaluation criteria:

  • All eligibility criteria must be met
  • All required information must be submitted
  • Video submission must answer the prompt and meet the mentioned time limit
  • Video submission must be of high quality, organized, and creative

First Generation College Student Scholarship Winner Highlights

Lois Winn

Fall 2022 Winner: Lois Winn

Lois Winn, a 3L at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, has been named the Fall 2022 winner of our First Generation College Student Scholarship. The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC is honored to name Lois as our first-ever award recipient for our scholarship program. Visit her winner profile page to learn more about Lois’s journey as a first generation college student.

How Do You Contact Our Scholarship Team?

To promptly reach our scholarship team, please send all questions and concerns to [email protected]

We highly encourage students to apply well before the deadline to avoid any last-minute issues. The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC wishes you the best of luck!

Submit Your Application Below

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