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First-Generation College Students

Did you know 10% of UD's undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend and complete post-secondary education at a four-year college or university after high school? That's more than 800 students — and we are here to support every single one.

This page is a jumping off point to find information that will be helpful as a first-generation student. You can join us for an event or contact us and speak to someone in our office if you have questions.

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Student Development Resources

Student Development provides support for all students through a variety of programs. They also have a full page of resources including navigating financial information, common Flyer language and acronyms, information about connecting with UD and additional resources and tips.

Kessler Scholars Program

The Kessler Scholars Program for the UD Sinclair Academy provides holistic support for a diverse community of high-achieving students who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year college degree.

Combining generous scholarships with cohort-based engagement and individualized guidance, the Kessler Scholars Program provides first-generation college students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed and to thrive at Sinclair, UD and beyond.

Explore the Kessler Scholars Program
Education Abroad

The Global and Intercultural Affairs Center offers many different ways to engage in education abroad and advisors are here to help you along the way. Take the leap to explore the world while gaining skills to help you grow as a person and professional.

Explore Education Abroad Resources

First-Generation College Student Events

UD Sinclair Academy Visit Day

November 9, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

You're invited to learn more about the UD Sinclair Academy, a partnership between Sinclair College and the University of Dayton. Your visit experience will begin at UD where you'll hear from current Academy students, learn more about the unique benefits of the program, and tour campus. Then you'll travel to Sinclair College for an information session and tour of the downtown Dayton campus. 

You will also have the opportunity to attend a session to learn more about the Kessler Scholars Program for the UD Sinclair Academy. 

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First Gen Flyer Night

November 13, 2023 | 7 - 8 p.m. EST

Are you the first in your family to go to college? Are you wondering what it means to find a sense of belonging in college? Would you like to gain clarity about your next steps, meet other first-generation college students, faculty, and staff members, or perhaps learn more about campus life, support, and resources? If any of this resonates with you then this interactive event is just for you! Join us and let's talk about your next steps.

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