First-Generation

First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcome

A recent study by the Pew Research Center indicates that while the college educated earn more over their lifetime than those who have not attended college, first generation college students are economically lagging behind their peers.  This detailed article breaks …

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Career Guidance for First-Generation Students

First-generation college students are learners from households where neither parent (or guardian) has obtained a Bachelor’s degree. In other words, they are the first ones in their immediate family to attend college.

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students forge their own paths ahead in …

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A Letter to First-Generation Students From a Professor That Cares

Being a first generation college student means that you may not have the same built in role models that non-first generation students have.  Whenever we go through a new experience in life, we don’t always know what we don’t know.  …

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Student Spotlight: Isabel (Izzy) Alcantara C’22

Isabel (Izzy) Alcantara C’22                             
Major: Anthropology with a concentration in Biological Anthropology
Launch Career Community: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: First-Generation and Ethnic/ Racial Heritage
On-Campus Employment: Public Safety

What attracted you to Drew?

I was …

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Student Spotlight: Sierra Joy Williams C’22

Sierra Joy Williams C’22                                 
Majors: Biology
Minors: History and Art History
Launch Career Communities: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government and Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: First-Generation
Baldwin Honors Scholar

Secretary of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society
Treasurer of

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First in Family Scholarships

As a first-generation student, you are likely to be challenged with navigating the college process without the learning curve that …

Career Planning Guide for College Students

A career planning guide is a vital resource that can help many students achieve their desired occupation after graduation and …

Independent College Fund of New Jersey

Multiple scholarships for the upcoming year are available through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey.

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