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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.
Sherlean is a first-gen senior at Marquette University majoring in Political Science. She has presented research as a Mcnair Scholar, interned for Rep. Gwen Moore, and volunteered with AmeriCorps.
"You've got this!" is the message that Saint Mary's College is sending to FGLI students. Their five-part video series highlights first-gen students and their advice for how to survive college.
Best Colleges for FGLI Students
First Gen Nebraska has these FGLI resources; 4-day pre-orientation, 10-week seminar classes, peer mentors, living- learning community, career services, and an advisory board.
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. Papachristos is a Professor of Sociology. As a first-gen graduate, he emphasizes to FGLI students the importance of going to office hours, acquiring research experience, and finding an internship.
Sensational Staff Member
Esperansa is an Educational Specialist with TRIO Rising Scholars. She passionately strives to make higher education more accessible, equitable, and inclusive for all FGLI students.
Josh is an accomplished first-gen college graduate. As a fire-born speaker, he strives to model vulnerability, empathy, and authenticity in everything he does.
Know of someone who deserves the spotlight? Send us their information and why you think they deserve to be recognized. You can even nominate yourself. Don't forget to specifiy which award the nomination is for!
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Magnificent Media: Book/Movie/Series
FirstGenU is a free and virtual 10-module program specifically for FGLI students that focuses on developing workplace skills and leadership experience. Applications are due December 12th.
The film First Voice Generation, directed and produced by Cynthia Martinez, follows the stories of 3 Latinx high-school students who dream of being the first in their families to go to college.
Each October is College Changes Everything Month in the State of Illinois. Students and families can get free help with college applications and the 2024-2025 FAFSA.