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First-Generation Student Support

First-generation college students are those whose family and parents or guardians do not have a college-going tradition. We recognize that first-gens struggle with the same family and financial support that helps students from high-income families successfully complete college. These students have less social support and family practical knowledge on how to navigate entering into college and college application processes. Often they are not as confident in their ability to succeed, even when they have the same level of high school preparation and achievement as their peers.

Sinclair's missions is to be accessible with open access to programs and services, tailored to the diverse needs our of students. As well as help eliminate the success achievement gaps between groups. We are here for the needs of first-gen students.

What support is available for first-generation students?

First-gen students can leverage these free resources:

Young Scholars Program students meet throughout the academic year and are given the opportunity to participate in various community and cultural events.

Upward Bound is a federally funded, pre-college program that helps students complete their high school education successfully, enroll in, and graduate from college.

Student Support Services is a Federal TRIO program that is designed to help students stay in college and graduate.

Educational Talent Search provides academic, career, and financial counseling and holistic support to pre-college individuals from eligible backgrounds.

As well as free educational opportunity programs in high school:

Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium (MVTPC) is a unique organization whose mission is to help students meaningfully experience a career/technical field of study at the high school level and simultaneously earn college credits.

College Credit Plus (CCP) gives students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to take college courses for free and earn high school and college credit before graduating high school.


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