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Find out first hand about some of our First Scholar's experiences.

Brianna Jackson

brianna Jackson
As a first generation student, I tend to not reach out and ask for help when I need it. I can be very head-strong and want to do things on my own. While this has helped me in the past, it can only help me so much. With being in First Scholars, I have learned to reach out and ask for help, and asking has gotten me so many places.
Next year, I will become an RLA for the Muggle Studies CAT Community, I have been appointed to Social Chair for Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, I am a piloting member and Treasurer for the First Generation Student Organization, and I have been employed as an Academic Achievement Center Supplemental Instructor for Sociology 211. I received all of these things because of my hard work and perseverance, but none of it would have been completely obtainable without the First Scholars Program. 
I have made life-long friends and made connections with people that I wouldn't have otherwise crossed their paths. I can attest to this just like a lot of my other peers can, I wouldn't be at K-State without the First Scholars Program and I am very grateful that I was given the opportunity to spread my wings and make my mark at K-state.