Transitioning to college can be challenging, especially as a first generation college student. University culture can be mystifying and the abundance of academic and social opportunities can be overwhelming. With so many resources and opportunities available at CU, how do you find the right ones to help you achieve? The CUE and First Generation Scholars Program is here to help!

We work with each First Generation (FG) Scholar to explore their personal pathways for success and maximize their college experience through a host of important opportunities, resources, and connections.

Many of our staff were first generation students themselves. We are well- equipped and eager to provide advice and assistance as you adjust to university life, discover and pursue your passions, and lay a foundation for the future you desire.

How do I participate?

Eligible students are welcomed into the program upon confirmation to CU and given assistance through to graduation. For more information on eligibility, please visit: http://www.colorado.edu/financialaid/types-aid/undergraduate-grants/first-generation-grant

First Generation Scholars must fulfill program requirements, which are designed to foster academic excellence, personal growth, career exploration/preparation, and community. This includes active participation in a variety of skills, social, and strategy-building opportunities.

Here are some of the services available to you as an FG Scholar:

  • Personalized advice and assistance throughout your college adventure, via one-on-one meetings with CUE staff members
  • Opportunities to connect with other first generation students
  • Referrals to low or no-cost tutoring
  • All CUE Center resources

First Generation Scholars Program:

Justina Boyd, Associate Director for Student Success Programs
& Coordinator of First Generation Scholars Program

justina.boyd@colorado.edu, 303-492-7194

Mario Flores, Assistant Coordinator
& Success Advisor for First Generation Scholars Program

mario.flores@colorado.edu, 303-492-2597