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First-Generation Scholars Program

First-Generation (1st Gens) Scholars Program

Spelman’s First-Generation (1st Gens) Scholars program is a student organization devoted to providing academic and personal support for students who identify as first-generation college students.

Who Are 1st Gens? 

A first-generation college student is defined as a student from those families in which neither parent has earned a four-year undergraduate degree. 1st Gen scholars have the opportunity to participate in various professional and academic development seminars, support group meetings, and bonding events. 

Start of QuoteFirst Gens are AMAZING! We’re literally breaking into new territory not only for ourselves but for our children and grandchildren. I love that I can talk about my experiences and one of myEnd of Quote sisters can relate to what I am saying. I’m constantly empowered by Dr. Tarshia Stanley and thankful for all of her encouragement.

Meet the Scholars

Spelman Student Ahvia Moody
Ahvia Moody
Classification: Senior
Major: Psychology, Public Health Minor
Hometown: Buford, Georgia
Spelman Student Shamaera Campbell
Shamaera Campbell
Classification: Senior
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Spelman Student Brittany Butler
Brittany N. Butler 
Classification: Senior 
Major: Psychology 
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Spelman Student Kayla King
Kayla King
Classification: Senior
Major: Economics
Hometown: Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Spelman Student Tiana Martin
Tiana Martin
Classification: Senior
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

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