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 Strive for College, 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.

A rare insight into an often unspoken of subject: College Housing After Dorms

If there were a magazine dedicated to the issues and drama of college housing off campus after dorm-life, the cover would be gross porch couches of...

Celebrating College Acceptances

The school year is coming to end now, and you probably starting to look at financial aid packages. This makes me think back to when I was sitting in...

A Week After Graduation

On Monday, May 21st 2018 I closed a chapter of my life that has for the past four years been a major part of my identity. I walked across the stage...

Financial Aid

Hey all, It feels as if it has been forever since I have been on here! First off I just want to start and say how grateful I am to the I'm First...

Failure May Come and that is Okay

And so comes the last week of being abroad. I do not know how many times have I thanked the universe for being here, but I keep being reminded that...