Being First Gen means to me that I am creating a path for myself to succeed and finding new opportunities on my own with Stevens here to support me every step of the way.
First-generation students are trailblazers! If you are the first in your family to attend college or are using a Pell Grant to help finance your degree, Stevens Institute of Technology welcomes you and is committed to nurturing you throughout your academic career.
Through the Office of Undergraduate Academics, Stevens is dedicated to providing additional academic support for students who identify as first-generation or are Pell Grant recipients. First-generation can have different meanings, but at Stevens, the term refers to students who are the first in their families to attend college. Pell Grant students are awarded aid based on financial need, with many recipients coming from under-represented backgrounds.
If you are a first-generation or Pell Grant student and would like to be connected to a rapidly growing community that will empower you to be successful, contact Nicholas Jones, Assistant Director of Special Programs, Office of Undergraduate Academics. All faculty and staff who identify as first-generation or were Pell Grant recipients are also welcome and encouraged to reach out.