Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour! On Thursday, Feb.4th  at 7pm EST, we’re inviting first-generation college students, those who aspire to be, and everyone who cares about first-gens to meet us on Twitter to ask questions and share answers on important topics using our hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour.

It’s February and while you may have completed your FAFSA, the hunt for money is over! This month, we’ll be focusing on how important scholarships are and how you can make the most of your scholarship search!


Our staff, first-gen student bloggers, first-generation college-bound students, their parents, counselors, college access providers, and mentors, and colleges.

Below are our awesome College Partner, CBO and student blogger co-hosts for this event:

1. Framingham State University

2. The College of Saint Rose

3. Missouri State University

4. Sarah Lawrence College

5. Spring Hill College

6. California Institute of Technology

7. Collegeboard

8. I’m First! student bloggers


Thursday, February 4th 2016 7:00pm EST

How to Participate

Log on to Twitter and follow @ImFirstGen and hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour! To ask a question or share an answer, add #FirstGenOfficeHour to your tweet!

Twitter Chat Questions

Q1. What is a scholarship and how is it different than other types of financial aid? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q2. Are scholarships based on academics or financial need? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q3. What are some parts of a scholarship application? Is an essay or letter of rec needed? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q4. When should a student begin searching for scholarships? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q5. Where are the best places a student should begin their scholarship search? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q6. A website wants to charge a student to get a scholarship. Is that legit? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q7. Once a student is accepted to a college, how can they apply for scholarships at that school? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q8. Will outside scholarships play a role in the amount of financial aid given to a student? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q9. Do colleges and universities have specific scholarships for #FirstGen students? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q10. Tons of students apply to large, national scholarships. Are they worth applying to? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q11. A scholarship worth only $100 isn’t worth applying to, right? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q12. What are 2-3 tips for students when applying for scholarships? #FirstGenOfficeHour