Support First Generation Aggies. Change a life.
UC Davis is proud to be home to a growing number of students who are among the first in their families to go to college. Today, about 45% of our undergraduates are boldly leading the way to a four-year degree. They’re changing their own futures and inspiring their families. They’re tackling poverty, language barriers, and socioeconomic obstacles to change their lives and those of their families. They are the future of California.
Help our first gen students have every opportunity to make the most of their time here at UC Davis.
Funding for summer programs, research and internships: Prematriculation programs are proven to give students an edge during their first year on campus and beyond. Summer research and internships allow students to gain critical professional experience, and network for future employment. First generation college students have so much to gain from these entry points into the college and the workforce. But many highly valuable summer opportunities are unpaid or require payment, and our first gen students often need to earn money during the summer to fund their education and support their families. Funded summer opportunities mean students can spend their summers preparing for professional or life after graduation.
Participation in Special Programs: Many of our first gen students have never had the opportunity to travel outside of California. Special programs like the Washington Program or study abroad open up new worlds for these students and their families.
Your gift, no matter the size, will help us open doors for our first generation students.