Celebrating the Success of Our First-Generation Students
This week marks a nationwide celebration of students who are the first in their families to attend college. The celebration highlights the unique challenges first-generation students face while also shining a spotlight on their accomplishments.
Across Rutgers, about 18,000 undergraduates – 37 percent of the entire student body – are first-generation, according to the most recent statistics available. In honor of this year’s celebration, we asked some of our first-generation students to share their stories about their journey and their successes.
Here is what they had to say.