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Are you a first-generation student?

If your parents never earned a bachelor’s degree, you are a first-gen student. We honor your achievements and are here to support your successful future. Find resources on this page to help you on your academic journey.

Meet Some of Our First-Generation Students

We support, recognize, and celebrate our amazing first-generation College of Health and Human Sciences Rams who persevere to achieve their goals. We are so incredibly proud of our first-gen students!

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Meet eight first-generation students in the CSU College of Health and Human Sciences.

Outstanding human development and family studies graduate has a passion for supporting students and being involved in her community.

Outstanding food science and nutrition graduate taps into resilience to thrive in master’s program.

College of Health and Human Sciences First-Generation Graduates
  • First-Generation Students whose parents have never earned a bachelor's degree
  • 27% first-generation students in our College
  • Giving Back First-generation graduates are more likely to choose careers to help their communities

Connect with Us

You will find many first-generation faculty or staff members in the College of Health and Human Sciences who have experienced that education opens doors, and transforms and empowers people. We’d love to share with you our wealth of knowledge, experience, and wisdom about the common experiences of being a first-gen student in the world of higher education. Let us know if you have questions, would like someone to provide perspective with tips and resources to assist in your academic success and transition, or just listen.

Resources for Students

Colorado State University has started this initiative to help first-generation students succeed.

This program helps low-income, first-generation college students, foster youth, and students with disabilities to stay in college until they earn their bachelor’s degrees.

The scholarship was created by the governing board of the University to encourage participation in college by first-generation college students who have a significant financial need and to promote diversity among our students.

Success Stories First-Generation Student Features