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Washington University in St. Louis has hit a major milestone in its quest to enroll more students with limited resources: 20% of the incoming Class of 2026 is Pell Grant-eligible, a 15 percentage-point increase from 10 years ago. In addition, 15% of incoming students...
Saint Mary’s will join 15 other institutions in bringing a comprehensive, cohort-based model for first-generation student success to campus
LSA has long been a leader in liberal arts education—not just delivering outstanding academics to a large, diverse student population, but repeatedly inventing new approaches that support students and make their education more effective and accessible. For instance,...
First-generation students face unique challenges upon entering college. Compared to their peers whose families have a history of college attendance, these students are more likely to have additional responsibilities outside of the classroom, receive less financial...
An interview with Sarah Scott, director of the Grissom Scholarship Program
Source: Forbes The Kessler Scholars Program, a highly successful support program for first-generation college students first developed at the University of Michigan, is expanding to ten additional institutions.
Centre College receives $1 million to join Kessler Scholars Collaborative, a national network of first-generation focused institutions
Centre named among 10 colleges nationwide for highly selective program ensuring first-generation student success on campus.
UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1 million to join Kessler Scholars Collaborative, a national network of first-generation-focused institutions.
Building on the success of the University’s existing FLiSP program, a new five-year, $1 million grant will create the Kessler Scholars Program, a cohort-based model that bolsters support for first-generation, low-income students.
The University of Dayton will offer new scholarships and support to students in the UD Sinclair Academy with two major gifts — $1.25 million from a local couple who wish to remain anonymous and $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Judy and Fred Wilpon...
Participating institutions bring comprehensive model for first-generation student success to campus