First Scholars is a comprehensive program focusing on first-generation students. The goal of the First Scholars Program is to support and enhance students' ability to successfully graduate by focusing on their holistic development. The First Scholars Program is based on student development and student success research to address the unique challenges first-generation students face. Selected students receive personalized support, development and leadership opportunities, and an annual award of $5,000, which is renewable for a total award of $20,000 over 4 years.
Applications are due February 15, 2014 for the first cohort of 20 students at K-State to start in the fall of 2014.