First-Generation

First-Generation Success Story: Dr. George-Harold Jennings

Dr. George-Harold Jennings, Associate Professor of Psychology and Staff Psychologist at Drew University

Follow Your Bliss.
Connect with Something Greater than Yourself.
Listen to Your Intuition. Be Open.
Ask for Help.

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors …

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First-Generation Success Story: Dr. Patrick Dolan

Dr. Patrick Dolan, Professor of Psychology at Drew University

Realize You’re Not Alone.
Work Hard.
Be Driven.
Know You Can Do It.
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What I have learned as a First-Generation College Student | Lyric Swinton | TEDxUofSC

Anyone can feel out of place due to differences in gender, race, socioeconomic status, relationships, or even a separation of work life and weekend life. But Lyric Swinton knows that we are not defined by the stereotypes placed upon us. …

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How These First-Generation Students Beat The Odds To Pursue Top MBAs

This article by John Byrne from Forbes, provides inspiring stories of first-generation students beat the odds and were able to pursue top MBA degrees.  Read the full article HERE

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Famous Firsts

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein, and Oprah Winfrey share an interesting thing in common.  Can you guess what it is?  They were the first in their family to graduate from college.  This article from greatschools.org by , profiles 32 …

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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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