Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour. While our chats are usually the 1st Thursday of each month, this time, on Thursday, Feb. 5th 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 hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour.

This month, we’ll continue our focus on preparing you for the college application process by talking about scholarships and providing tips and advice on how to handle the scholarship application process like a pro! 


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

Below are some of out awesome co-hosts for this event:

1. Southern Vermont College; @SVCAdmissions

2. Santa Clara University; @BuckyTheBronco

3. Whitman College; @WhitmanAdmit

4. Champlain College; @katrinanh01


Thursday, Feb. 5th, 2015 7:00pm EST

How to Participate

On Thursday, Feb. 5th  at 7pm EST, 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 grants and loans? #FirstGenOfficeHour

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

Q3. What are so 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

Share This! 

Follow @ImFirstGen and help us promote the Twitter Office Hour using the following sample tweets:

@ImFirstGen is hosting #FirstGenOfficeHour starting Thurs. Feb. 5th at 7pm EST! Be sure to join us!

Are you #firstgen and planning for college? Join @ImFirstGen on Thurs. Feb. 5th at 7pm EST for #FirstGenOfficeHour

#firstgen college student or care about them? Join @ImFirstGen on Thurs. Feb. 5th at 7pm EST for #FirstGenOfficeHour