WashU joins First Scholars Network

Washington University in St. Louis has been selected to join the First Scholars Network by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA (the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) and The Suder Foundation. 

Serving more than 350 institutions, the network shares best practices, offers professional development and helps schools improve the student experience, set goals and measure success.

Washington University was chosen for its demonstrated commitment to advancing success for first-generation college students. Fifteen percent of last year’s incoming class are first-generation students, meaning the first in their families to attend college. The university also has launched a number of new initiatives to support first-generation students such as the Taylor Family Center for Student Success, the Student Success Fund and the Kessler Scholars Program.

To learn more, visit the First Scholars Network website.

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