First-Generation

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.
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying …

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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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Inspiring Message to First Gen College Students from Michelle Obama

Former first lady Michelle Obama – a first-generation college graduate – has a message for first-gen college students across the country

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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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Food Pantry Summer Schedule

The Drew Food Pantry has reopened with a new Summer schedule, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from …

Scholarships for Veterans

Veterans – please click the link below to see a listing of scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!!
While you embark on this exciting next chapter in your life, one concern you …