The First Generation Scholarship Fund supports students who will become the first in their family to graduate from college. Many are going outside their comfort zones and will serve as role models and inspiration to parents, younger siblings, and their greater communities. For these first-generation students, college is a chance at opportunity and upward mobility for the whole family. First-generation students often need the most financial support, making access to scholarships especially critical.
This year, approximately 12 percent of Trinity undergraduates are first-generation students. The First Generation Scholarship Fund benefits not only the recipients but the Trinity community as a whole, which is enriched by the remarkable diversity these students bring to campus.