First Generation Student Bloggers

The Center for Student Opportunity’s Opportunity Scholars blog welcomes 10 freshmen who have become the first in their family to attend college. These new fresh faces will join 20 student bloggers who together will be recording their college experiences, ranging from the bad to the good. Most importantly, the newly joined bloggers will offer advice to college-bound students on preparing for college.

Feel free to meet the bloggers and to read their posts at the link below:

Everyone can follow the blog, encouraging students to sign up for the free Opportunity Scholars program at This FREE program for first-generation and traditionally underserved students is open to students from grades 6-12 and the program enables them to:

  • Connect directly with colleges featured on CSO College Center (4-year residential institutions committed to access, opportunity, and success for your students)
  • Receive monthly newsletters (check out our recent Opportunity Knocks fly-in and fall visit edition) with tips and timelines
  • Apply for a $2,000/year scholarship  (winners serve as bloggers on
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One Response to First Generation Student Bloggers

  1. Sarah Weaver says:

    This is a great story. Thanks to the bloggers for sharing. USA Today published my tips for first-gens. As a first-generation college student, I love seeing others succeeding and helping others to do the same.

    My story:

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