First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG)

FGMG is a need-based grant program available to degree seeking, Florida residents, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need and whose parents have not earned baccalaureate or higher degrees. There is no guarantee that every eligible student will be able to receive the grant because fund availability is limited.

How to apply

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online
  2. Complete the PHSC Foundation scholarship application


Students may be eligible if they:

  1. Are Florida residents and U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens
  2. Enroll for a minimum of six credit hours per term as a degree-seeking student
  3. Are neither in default nor overpayment on student loans or other aid
  4. Have not previously received a baccalaureate degree
  5. Students are considered "first generation" if neither of the students' parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher. Students also would be eligible if they resided regularly with, and received support from, only one parent who did not earn a baccalaureate degree
  6. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the state

Criteria for continuing eligibility

  1. Must maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA
  2. Students must be eligible to receive the Pell grant.
  3. Demonstrate financial need by completing an error-free FAFSA each academic year