First-Generation Programs Opportunity Fund
The office of First-Generation Programs provides up to $500 in funding to support currently enrolled mountain campus, first-generation college students in professional development opportunities. In order to fund as many students as possible, students are limited to one funding opportunity per academic year while funding is available.
Follow the steps below to determine funding eligibility and apply for funding.
Steps to Apply for Funding
Carefully review the “Types of Funding Available” and “Qualifying for Funding” sections below prior to submitting your application. If your request falls within the guidelines listed, fully complete and submit the application at the bottom of the page. Applications for funding will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applications should be submitted as far in advance of the opportunity as possible.
You will be notified if you are approved for funding; and, if so, what steps you will need to follow to make your purchases and receive reimbursement.
Types of Funding Available
Students who have a career development opportunity such as (but not limited to) interviews for job, internship, or professional graduate school, or students attending a professional development conference may apply to receive funding to cover all or part of the travel expenses necessary to make the opportunity possible. Additionally, students that need assistance studying abroad may apply to receive funding to cover all or part of the travel expenses necessary.
This funding will provide reimbursement to cover costs related to study abroad, global research and internship program, or the national student exchange. Please note the study abroad application fee and deposit cannot be covered by this funding.
Professional Wardrobe Reimbursement
This funding will provide reimbursement for one professional outfit such as a suit, lab attire, etc. that are a necessary part of career development and job search or graduate school interview processes.
Graduate/Professional School Application Fees
Funding is available for graduate/professional school application fees. Prior to requesting funding, we ask that you first seek a waiver from the university for which you are applying.
Tri-Alpha Honor Society Lifetime Membership Dues
Funding is available to help cover the cost of the $10 fee for students. This fee is used to cover national office, plus local chapter fees.
Please note: Funding is limited each year. Applications will be reviewed in the order submitted.
Qualifying for Funding
- Be an enrolled undergraduate student on the Flagstaff mountain campus, NAU Statewide campuses, or an online student
- Be a first-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has a four-year degree)
- Submit a completed application including a detailed budget
After receiving the funding, students must share the following:
- Outcome of the interview or one-page written summary of the experience (study abroad, conference attendance, etc.) or be willing to create one social media or blog post to share on the First-Generation Programs social media account or website.
Please note that completing an application does not guaranteed funding.