First-Generation Completion Initiative


First-generation students face greater challenges to completing higher education than students who have at least one parent with a bachelor’s degree. The First-generation Completion Initiative removes barriers and provides necessary resources.


  • $4M naming opportunity for newly announced center (supports peer mentors, coordinator, student research opportunities, and networking/mentoring relationships)
  • $75,000 minimum annual scholarship funding


The top reason first-generation students drop out is financial difficulties. Support to this initiative directly helps students complete their degrees through scholarships and program support.

First Generation Student Facts

37% of UVU students are First Generation

More than 75% come from households with a combined income of $50,000 or less

Only24% of First Generation UVU college students complete Bachelor's Degrees, compared to 33% of other students

27% come from households with a combined income of $20,000 or less

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