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First Gen Scholars

Welcome to the University of Wyoming! 

On this page you will find information about the First Gen Scholars, a peer mentor program serving first-year, first generation students.

Please email firstgen@uwyo.edu to inquire about becoming a First Gen Scholar!

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 What is the First Gen Scholars Program?

First Gen Scholars is a peer mentoring program designed to help first-year students connect to the resources, activities, and programs available at the University of Wyoming.

First Gen Scholars program information for Fall Semester 2020 coming soon! 

Who can participate?

Any first-year first generation student is welcome to join First Gen Scholars.  

 

What are the advantages to participating in First Gen Scholars?

  • Meet people
  • Make connections to other first generation students as well as faculty who were first generation students
  • Discover activities, organizations, and clubs to join on campus
  • Participants have the opportunity to win scholarships to help pay for textbooks

 

How can I earn a book scholarship?

Participate in as many First Gen Scholars activities as you can - this will help you to build your campus community and support your academic growth!

  • Students who participate in at least 5 activities will be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 book scholarship
    •  (8 scholarships available) 
  • Students who participate in at least 10 activities will be entered in a drawing to receive a $150 book scholarship
    • (4 scholarships available) 
  • Students who participate in at least 15 activities will be entered in a drawing to receive a $250 book scholarship
    • (4 scholarships available) 

 

Meet Your First Gen Scholars Mentors! 

Participants in First Gen Scholars will be matched with one of our peer mentors. The peer mentors are excited to serve as a resource for incoming students. They are here to answer your questions, guide you to resources, and help you get connected to campus.

 

Sergio Flores-Garcia

Sergio Flores-Garcia

Meet Sergio >
Renae Hageman

Renae Hageman

Meet Renae >
Ally Quinn

Ally Quinn

Meet Ally >
Taylor Sutton

Taylor Sutton

Meet Taylor >
Daphny Xoy

Daphny Xoy

Meet Daphny >
Contact Us

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Coe Library 105

Phone: 307 766 4430

Email: firstgen@uwyo.edu

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