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.

Click here to visit the official First in Family Jackson Hole website

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Current junior in good standing at any Teton County, Wyoming high school or homeschooled
  • Parents do not have 4-year college degrees
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Have financial need

The First in Family application period runs November 16, 2021 – February 21, 2022 at 5pm. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

When you get to the eligibility questionnaire, click “no” to “I am a Teton County senior,” then click the box “I am a Teton County, Wyoming high school junior wishing to apply for the First in Family Jackson Hole Scholarship.”

Contact Annie Riddell with any 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. Please indicate “First in Family JH” on the memo line. Alternatively, you may donate online below.


Have a Question?

For more information, contact Annie Riddell at (307) 739-1026.