It is far easier – five times as easy, in fact – for students from high-income families to earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24 than it is for a student from the lowest income bracket. At FCE, we are committed to helping our first-generation, low-income students of color and their families overcome increasing financial challenges by offering comprehensive financial aid counseling and scholarship support.
FCE’s competitive scholarships, awarded annually to high school seniors and college students, are funded by individual and foundation donors. These scholarships serve as persistence grants for our students and play a significant role in college retention.
In addition, FCE provides discretionary scholarships to help students with small, but significant, fees for books, academic programs, and other costs associated with their education.
FCE scholarships are only available to FCE students.