Aggie First Scholars


Aggie First Scholars

Each year, many first-generation USU students decline to attend for no other reason than a lack of funds. Some of them come from humble circumstances or have faced extraordinary challenges or heart-wrenching setbacks. For these students, a helping hand can make all the difference in their education and their future.

Through generous donations, AFS scholarship recipients are given the financial support needed so they can focus on their educational achievements rather than on the demanding financial burdens they would otherwise face. Support from generous donors is critical to the continued success of our first-generation students.

1. Naming and Designation

You can name the scholarship for yourself, your organization or a loved one. You may also designate the scholarship to students within a specific college.

2. Annual AFS Fall Event

AFS donors are invited to the Logan campus to meet with scholarship recipients every fall. This event gives you the opportunity to meet the students you support, hear about how the scholarship is impacting their lives and build new friendships.

3. Donor Affordability

Whereas named scholarships are typically reserved for large endowments, AFS scholarships can be started with a donation to fund two semesters for one student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Aggie First Scholars

What is the deadline for making a donation?

Donations must be received by December 31. Scholarships are awarded in the spring for the following fall semester.

Which students are considered for AFS scholarships?

When students apply for financial aid, their applications are also used to determine eligibility for an AFS scholarship. They must be a first-generation student and participating in the AFS Scholars Pathway.

When are AFS scholarships awarded?

The process begins in January and awards are announced in February. Students have until August to accept the scholarship.

How much is required to establish an AFS scholarship?

The minimum donation to establish an AFS scholarship is the amount needed to fund one student for two semesters. The minimum donation to establish an AFS scholarship is the amount needed to fund one student for two semesters (12-18 Credits). The amount depends on the current cost of tuition. Cost of Attendance

More info on the program:

*Are you ready to establish an Aggie First Scholars Scholarship?
"Aggie First Scholars Scholarship" is required at the end of the scholarship name.
*Whom would you like to receive your scholarship?

*Required field

How to Give

Aggie First Scholars

Establish an Aggie First Scholars Scholarship:

Make a one-time gift online:

Credit, Debit, PayPal, Venmo or Bank Transfer

Utah State University
Aggie First Scholars
1590 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1590

Make checks payable to "Utah State University."


Stock or Wire Transfer:
Contact USU Gift Processing at 435-797-1320 or for instructions.