For Current Students
About 10% of Honors College students are the first in their family to go to college. Check out our Student Testimonials page to hear what they have to say about their experience.
Visit the Honors Navigators website to learn more about mentorship opportunities for first-generation students.
The First-Generation Honors Association (FGHA) assists first-generation students in their transition to Honors College/Academic Scholars Program & Michigan State University and fosters their continued success in college. Visit the FGHA resource page to learn more.
Honors College staff and faculty who have indicated they want to assist first-generation college students. Check out the First Generation Advocates Directory page for a full list.
Michigan State University TRIO Student Support Services provides academic assistance, career counseling, personal advising, and academic support for first-generation college students, students who come from low-income backgrounds, and disabled students. These students may face unique challenges in college because of educational or economic circumstances.