First in Family Jackson Hole Scholarships
First in Family Jackson Hole Scholarships are four-year awards for high school students in Teton County, Wyoming who do not have a family history of higher education. Recipients are chosen at the end of junior year of high school, and scholarships are awarded upon enrollment in college. First in Family provides its scholars with college counseling, budgeting tools, and related resources during their senior year of high school to assist in the successful transition to post-secondary education.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Current junior in good standing at any Teton County, Wyoming high school or homeschooled
- Parents and grandparents do not have college degrees
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Have financial need
The First in Family application period runs December-March. Please check back then, and contact Annie Riddell with questions.
About First in Family Scholarships
The idea for First in Family began among friends at a weekly breakfast group, members of which now serve on the scholarship’s steering committee. The committee includes Zach Hall, Julie Giacobassi, Joe Albright, Lety Liera, Mary Speyer and Charlie Thomson. More recently the committee has grown to include Carol Peck, Nataly Hernandez and Chase Beninga.
The Community Foundation was delighted to present the 2020 Spirit of Old Bill’s Award to First in Family’s Julie Giacobassi and Zach Hall. Click here to learn more about this exceptional couple and the high-impact scholarship program they helped create.
If you’d like to support First in Family Jackson Hole Scholarships, please make your check payable to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and mail it to PO Box 574, Jackson, Wyoming 83001, or donate online below.