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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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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?

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NASPA First-Gen Forward Designation
First colonel program at Eastern Kentucky University
McNair Scholarships
NOVA program at Eastern Kentucky University