Generation Hope

Generation Hope

Generation Hope began in March 2010 when Nicole Lynn Lewis, a former teen mother who attended the College of William & Mary while raising her infant daughter, decided to put her dream of helping more teen parents beat the odds in motion.  She envisioned an organization that would encourage and support other teen parents in their pursuit of a college degree. 

Award Amount

$1,200/year for 2-year college, $2,400/year for 4-year college


April 1

Degrees offered
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
Award Type
  • Tuition
Additional Supports
  • Field Trips/Activities
  • Mentor
  • Trainings
  • Tutoring
Documents Required for Submission
  • Complete Application Form
  • FAFSA (if eligible)
  • Proof of Post-Secondary Enrollment
  • Proof of Residency
  • Transcripts (High School/GED/Previous College)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay
Admission Contact Information
Age Requirements
Minimum: 16
Maximum: 25
District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
Secondary Credential Obtained
  • Non-US High School Diploma
  • US GED
  • US High School Diploma
Student Status
  • HS credential obtained
  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary
Other Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must be a teen parent (defined as pregnant/expecting by age 19) and 25 or younger at the time of application. View scholarship website for additional eligibility requirements.

Scholarship is limited to
Young Parents
Admissions Contact Information