Why First Gen Students?

First Gen college students are more likely to take remedial courses during their first two years of higher education and twice as likely to drop out within 6 years. GlobalMindED pairs these dynamic students with outstanding mentors who provide valuable insight and opportunities for post-graduate success. These enduring relationships based on shared experiences, along with programs focused on academic persistence, networking, and workplace readiness provide critical skills and tools needed to succeed in academia and global marketplace.

Become a First Gen Student’s Faculty Advisor

All educators attending the GlobalMindED conference are encouraged to bring one or two First Gen students. Conference fees for students are waived. When students and educators attend the conference together, both benefit by:

  • Creating lasting mentor and mentee relationships
  • Establishing GlobalMindED communities on campus
  • Collaborating on best practices

2020 First Gen Student Leadership Program

June 6-8, 2020

First Gen Student Scholarship
(click here to apply)

Apply by April 15th to secure your spot!
GlobalMindED is honored to offer fee waived program registration to exceptional First Gen students.
Please note: accepted students and/or their sponsoring institutions are responsible for travel and lodging expenses.