Gen 1: First Generation Success Programs
Georgia State has developed a guide for first-generation students that will take you from exploring schools to succeeding in your first year as a new college student. You can gather insight and find helpful tips and real-life stories from other first-generation students just like you.
Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarship
The Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholars Fund will provide scholarships for first-generation college students at the Atlanta and Perimeter College campuses. For the sake of this scholarship, first-generation students are defined as applicants who have had neither a parent nor sibling attend college.
Atlanta Campus: Recipients will receive $5,000 per year, renewable for four years dependent on maintaining a 3.0 institutional GPA, full-time enrollment, participation in a Freshman Learning Community their first semester, and active involvement in specific events throughout the academic year. Additional support for adjusting to college life and professional development will be made available to every scholarship recipient. Apply here (applications close July 26, 2017)
Perimeter College: Recipients will receive $2,500 per year, renewable for two years dependent on maintaining a 3.0 institutional GPA, full-time enrollment, and active involvement in specific events throughout the academic year. Additional support for adjusting to college life and professional development will be made available to every scholarship recipient. The possibility of an extended scholarship to students who transition to the Atlanta campus to pursue a bachelor’s degree is available. Apply here. (applications close July 26, 2017)
From Application to Graduation, We’re Here to Help
Getting involved on your college campus is crucial to finding success as a student. Your friends, mentors and peers in your organizations will help you feel a sense of community at your new school, which will help you in many areas.
If you apply yourself towards a distinct purpose, you will find that its easy to form bonds, learn and grow along with your peers. It gives you the means to discover new things about yourself to explore who you are as a person. Whether you love gaming, sports, academics, dancing or fellowship – you can bet there is a group of students just like you that share the very same interests.
We’re here to help you find the right resources, extra-curricular activities and day-to-day support you need to be the first person in your family to graduate from college.
Gen1 Texting Service
How to Sign Up
Gen1 Programs offers a texting service to both students and their families. Individuals can text in any questions or concerns they may have and someone from our office will reply promptly via text with the answer.
This service is a great way for Gen1 students and families to get quick answers regarding campus resources, events, and programs going on at Georgia State.
Texts will be responded to during normal business hours only, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., with extended response time during the first two weeks of the semester. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the appropriate office/department.
Sign up for Texts:
- To receive texts, send “@gsugen1” to “81010”
- Trouble using 81010? Try texting “@gsugen1” to 678-792-0268
- You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying “unsubscribe @gsugen1”
Sign up for Emails:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To unsubscribe, reply with “unsubscribe” in the subject line.