There is something special about being the FIRST…

…especially being the first in your family to attend and graduate from college. I’m First!, an initiative of UStrive, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students.

Check out video stories from first-gen students, read student blogs and discover colleges that have special programs to support their first-gen students. We feature YouTube video testimonials from first-gen students and graduates from across the country. Watch some below or share your own story.

#ImFirst

Being a first gen student is such a unique and terrifying experience. It's one that's filled with uncertainty and worry but also with pride and...

The Longest Short Week Ever

I always dread the week of Labor Day. You see, you leave for the summer, come back to school, and all the sudden you have another day off. Of...

Internship- First Day!

Today was my first day at my internship. I work under the Member Experience Director and I am a Member Experience Coordinator. I work for the...

The Journey of Being a First-Generation College Student

            Being a first-generation college student has many highs and lows. There are many...

Back to School…

Today, August 31st, is the day I begin writing this blog. This says a lot about how stressed I am already with the amount of school work and we are...

FAFSA opened on Oct 1st! As you’re completing colleges apps and visiting schools, now is a great time to complete your FAFSA! Be sure to include the school codes for ALL the schools you’re considering applying to. twitter.com/fafsa/status/1…