One U Thriving


First-Gen Scholars

Implemented August 2012

The Office of Engagement’s First-Gen Scholars (previously Beacon Scholars) program is designed to provide First Generation University of Utah students with a small community on campus. Through this community, students support each other in achieving academic success as well as staying connected throughout their educational careers. Beacon scholars engage at the university and in their own communities, inspiring future generations to strive to achieve higher education. Students engage in their communities with their ideas, passions, and perseverance in order to make a difference. Students design and direct their own projects building their leadership and programming skills with the freedom to dream big and “fail forward.”


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