Our service to first-generation college students exemplifies the mission and vision of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.
The First-Generation Initiative provides access to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for qualifying students. It is designed to offer academic and personal support to first-generation college students as they transition into higher education. The initiative will also build the support structures necessary throughout the collegiate experience, so that students may reach their full potential and complete their bachelor’s degree.
Who is eligible?
All qualifying students, with preference to students from Lasallian high schools, Cristo Rey, San Miguel and Nativity Schools
- Students who are first in their families to go to college
- First-generation immigrant students
Basic criteria for consideration for a First-Generation Initiative Scholarship:
- Demonstrated financial need
- 3.0 or better GPA
- Demonstrated leadership potential through involvement in school, community or church throughout their high school years
Applying for the First-Generation Initiative Scholarship:
Application for the 2012-13 First-Generation Initiative Scholarship is closed. The application process will re-open for the 2013-14 academic year on October 1, 2012.
For more information, contact:
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