our focus is simple – we create educational opportunities for family members of those who have sacrificed. 

About FFS

The Family First Scholarship was established by Christopher West and his family. Although Mr. West never joined the armed forces, he believes in supporting the women and men who have served to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. The loss of life or severe impact of service-related disability suffered by our military veterans can be a devastating event for our military services families. In support of these families, the Family First Scholarship has been created to enable Chapter 35 (VA’s Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance program) benefits-eligible family members to continue on their academic pathways at Arizona State University.

The Family First Scholarship is for undergraduate students at ASU who are Chapter 35 benefits-eligible dependents of military veterans.