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First Generation Programs

First Generation Programs at WSU are designed to support and connect first-generation students with resources to maximize their college experience.

We accomplish this goal through the First Scholars Program, other first-generation success initiatives, and through our national participation in NASPA's Center for First Generation Student Success.


Our innovative programming is designed to give First Scholars the tools and resources needed to succeed as first-generation college students.

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Every gift counts toward the First Scholars Program and other first-generation student success initiatives. With your donation we are able to increase support to first-generation college students, which make up nearly 40% of WSU's population.

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First-Generation Abroad is WSU's study abroad program designed exclusively for students who are first in their family to attend college. All first-generation students at WSU are invited to participate in this affordable study abroad program.

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