Good Morning,

We wanted to share information with you regarding a new scholarship opportunity available to first-generation students.  Please pass this information on to any student who may be interested.

Center for Student Opportunity Scholarship 2011

To promote a college-bound culture, the Center for Student Opportunity will award $2,000, four-year renewable scholarships to first-generation college students graduating from high school in 2011 and who enroll at a CSO College Partner.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States.
  • Neither parent has earned a four-year college degree.
  • Must attend a CSO partner college or university.  A complete list of CSO College Partners can be viewed at:
  • Seek financial aid and scholarship support for college.
  • Involvement in extracurricular and leadership programs in school or in the community.

The application deadline is May 27, 2011.

To apply or learn more about the program, please go to the Center for Student Opportunity website.  We hope that you have students able to take advantge of this opportunity.  We will continue to forward information to you as we learn of new scholarship opportunities available.

Thank you,

Heather Doe
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
603 E. 12th ST., FL 5TH
Des Moines, IA  50319
P: 515-725-3417


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