What’s It Like Being A First Gen Student?
There are many students who are the first in their families to go to college, or who came from low-income backgrounds. With that comes more pressure and a strive to succeed.
In this video produced by Eva Magaña ’20 and Julia Groves ’20, Anaïs Gurrola ’19 and Sabrina Cerquera ’20 have a conversation about what it means being a first-generation college student.
Resources for first generation college students at Lewis & Clark include:
Hu/Hsieh Internship Grant: the purpose of this grant is to underwrite or supplement expenses of first-generation college students at Lewis & Clark College who are pursuing internships in the private sector.
Pathways to Success in STEM: pairs first-year, first-generation students with a faculty mentor to work on a research project together. These paid positions are designed so new students receive an inside look at what it really means to be a scientist. There are no prerequisites or previous experience required, just a curiosity about science and research.