Education First Back

Founded in 1995 by a group of recent college graduates, Education First provides college scholarships to low-income youth. They partner with select high schools in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin, and Denver.

We award students that most scholarships overlook as many of our scholars are the first in their families to attend college.

Education First is dedicated to providing need-based college scholarships to exceptional seniors attending high schools with historically low percentages of college applicants.

By rewarding students with strength of character, a commitment to learning, and a vision for their future, our aim is to invest in individuals who will positively affect their communities.

To offer our program in 20 communities by 2017.

Activities and Achievements
Since 1995, awarded over $700,000 in college scholarships with no paid staff.


4701 SW Admiral Way #149,
Seattle, WA, 98116

Supported Causes

  • Education
  • higher education
  • youth
  • underrepresented communities
  • first generation college students