Resources for First Generation College Students
The First in the Family website is brought to you by What Kids Can Do with the generous support of the Lumina Foundation for Education. Watch videos and get practical advice from students who were the first in their families to attend college.
- Number2.com - This site offers free online prep courses for the SAT or ACT.
- March2Success - March 2 Success teaches you how to take tests and, along the way, helps you to improve your Math and English knowledge and skills. Best of all, it's free and as close as your computer
- First Generation College Students: Tips for a Successful Freshman Year
- First in the Family: Your College Years - For three years, the nonprofit Next Generation Press has invited diverse groups of students from across the country to speak from experience about what helped them make the difficult transition to college and stay on to graduate. Listen to their stories.
- Inroads - The mission of Inroads is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership
- Scholarship Funds: There are many organizations dedicated to helping students pay for school. Some well-known examples are:
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund, or call 1-877-HSF-INFO (1-877-473-4636)
- American Indian College Fund, or call 1-800-776-3863
- United Negro College Fund, or call 1-800-331-2244
- The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
- Coca-Cola Foundation First Generation Scholarship Program
- The Ron Brown Scholarship Program
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Program
- Burger King Scholars Program
- Financial Aid for Native American Students
- Ventures Scholarship Program -The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers link to information, resources, and opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals.
- Center for Student Opportunity's College Center- CSO College Center is an initiative of Center for Student Opportunity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote college access and opportunity among first-generation and historically underserved student populations
- Why Get a College Degree?
- Be the First In Your Family to Go to College (Student brochure)
Applying for Federal Financial Aid
- Completing the FAFSA
- Student Aid on the Web (English version)
Updated August 11, 2012