First to Go Workshops
In the Spring 2020 semester First-Generation Programs is offering 10 workshops designed to assist undergraduate students as they navigate NAU’s campus, stimulate their academic success, and overcome the adversity they may face. We are collaborating with partners across campus to talk about campus life, studying, student expectations, mental health, financial wellness, and studying abroad. The workshops are free for all NAU students and snacks will be provided. For every workshop a student attends, they will receive an entry to win a $500 scholarship valid for Spring semester.
Be on the look out for more information soon!
Who is first-gen? Accordion Closed
A first-generation college student is a person whose parents or guardians have not earned a 4-year college degree.
First-Generation college students can face additional challenges in academic preparedness, familial support, and financial stability. Adjusting to college can be difficult and often leads to lower graduation rates for first-generation students. As a First Forward institution, NAU’s First-Gen Programs provides resources for students and works with faculty and staff to eliminate barriers to support first-gen students from college enrollment to graduation.
Most first-gen college students have already experienced and overcome significant life challenges, and to achieve college enrollment as the first in their family is a great accomplishment. At NAU, we celebrate being First-Gen and believe that these life experiences hold a depth of character, courage, and determination that demonstrate unique potential. The First To Go Workshop series is designed to empower this potential by channeling personal strengths to develop skills and opportunities.
Benefits of attending workshops Accordion Closed
You will be involved in workshops that help you:
- make connections with other first-generation students
- learn more about your strengths and skills
- develop a plan for college and beyond
- identify potential mentors who can guide you toward greater success
- be eligible to win a book scholarship