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First-Generation Programs

Meet Our Scholars!

First Scholars in Lighty Student Services Building

Participants in the First Scholars Program come from diverse backgrounds. A common link among most first-generation students is that they don't always have access to the same level and availability of support and information as students whose parents have a 4-year college degree. First Scholars’ holistic program is designed to level the playing field in terms of knowledge, access to resources, and campus engagement. Our Scholars are provided college success strategies, campus involvement opportunities, a living-learning community experience, and a comprehensive support network of mentors and First Scholars staff to help them succeed during college and beyond!


Current Scholars

2015-2016 Cohort 2016-2017 Cohort 2017-2018 Cohort


2012-2013 Alumni 2013-2014 Alumni 2014-2015 Alumni

Related Links

Click below to read the First Scholars Program student blog, which contains helpful tips for first-generation college students from partner universities across the nation.

Current Scholars may click below to access the Blueprint Portal.