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Eastern Kentucky University has been selected as a First-Gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. The First Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Selected institutions receive professional development, community-building experiences, and a first look at the Center’s research and resources.

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First Gen events at Eastern Kentucky University.
Academic Support for first generation student at Eastern Kentucky University.
Health and well-being information for Eastern Kentucky University first generation students.

At EKU, we define First-Generation as any student whose parents have not earned a 4-year bachelor’s degree.

What is a first generation student?

Learn more about First Gen programs…

First colonel program at Eastern Kentucky University
Freshman academy for diverse students at Eastern Kentucky University.
McNair Scholarships
NOVA program at Eastern Kentucky University