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.

I’m Not Always Outside When I’m Outside

I love being outside. There's just something about the outdoors that sends me into a trance.  As soon as I step outside the door, all I can do for...

Burnout is real!

I initially wanted to write this post about love and all the wonderful things about my school. However, I also think it’s important to acknowledge...

What I Like About You (Barnard College)

Barnard College was my dream school when applying to colleges. I had made the decision to apply ED to Barnard after a month of going to campus and...

Conquering FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Otherwise known as FAFSA. When I look back to high school, filling out FAFSA felt like this daunting task...

Finances makes the world go around

Coming into college I knew I had saved up some money from working summer jobs and was looking forward to using that money at as many places I...

University of Rochester's (@UofR) Summer Pre-College Programs are now open for registration!: enrollment.rochester.edu/prec…