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FGLIstudents.org Monthly Awards
Each month, we'll give nine awards to spotlight the people, colleges, and organizations that are doing innovative things for FGLI students.
Each of the winners will receive a digital badge that can be used on LinkedIn and other online platforms.
Nida is from Pakistan and majoring in Economics and Computer Science. She is a class senator, co-president of the FG investor club, and a summer intern/analyst at a private equity firm, Nautic Partners.
MSU wins because its program, unlike many others, covers tuition plus room and board. And it doesn't require students to sign up while in middle or high school. All they have to do is complete the FAFSA,
Best Colleges for FGLI Students
FSU's CARE program is one of the programs that other colleges aspire to. It has a living-learning community, a summer bridge program for incoming freshmen, plus a bridge to graduate school.
Boston University is the winner of our coveted Gold Level award for its robust program that includes a FGLI orientation, graduation celebration, magazine and much more.
Fabulous Faculty Member
Dr. McNamee is an Asst. Professor at the University of Mississippi. His research focuses on, among other things, equity and access for queer students, and those from poor and working-class backgrounds.
Sensational Staff Member
Lexie not only supports first-gen students, but also is one. In fact, she recently completed her PhD in addition to running the First to Go program at LMU for the previous five years.
Dr. Clency is a director at Kessler Scholars, She previously held two roles at Cornell University, where she supported FGLI students. And, her dissertation research focused on first-gens.
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Magnificent Media: Book/Movie/Series
You might know about the work Matriculate does to help FGLI students get to college. But, do you also know that it utilizes college students as fellows to help these high-schoolers?
This book has always been a must-have for black families with students applying to college. But, given the recent Supreme Court ruling about affirmative action, it's more useful than ever.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action, plus the lawsuit challenging legacy admissions, we have to spotlight MIT for being an elite college that has never had legacy admissions.