At FSU approximately 30% of the undergraduate student body are first-generation college students, meaning that their parent(s) did not complete a four-year college or university degree. Being the first in your family to go to college comes with many challenges, many of which are centered around financial insecurities related to affording tuition, books, room and board, food, and other living expenses. To combat this, FSU’s Center for Academic Retention and Engagement (CARE) provides first-generation students with the necessary tools, resources, and support network they need to excel in the collegiate environment and break generational barriers.
FSU’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) aims to provide first-generation students with the preparation and academic support necessary to trailblaze a successful college career, ensuring our first-generation students have the support they need from admission to graduation and beyond. Supporting this project would mean supporting a first-generation student, on their journey to breaking generational barriers by becoming the first in their family to graduate college.
In addition to supporting a wonderful cause, there is the added benefit of the First-Generation Matching Grant program, in which the state will match your gift to first-gen students (2:1). What does this mean? It means that for every dollar you donate to the first-generation fund, the state will donate two. A simple gift of $5 would automatically become $15, tripling your gift’s impact! By helping us reach our goal of $5000, with the 2:1 state match opportunity, that $5,000 will automatically become $15,000. These funds would allow us to grant five(5) first-generation undergraduate students scholarships to help cover their expenses for the school year.
Our first-generation students are counting on your support, donate today to make a difference!