First Gen Support

Your one-stop-shop for college advice. 

Made by and for first-generation, low-income, and immigrant students. 

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What We Do

FGS is a volunteer-run 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to empowering first-generation, low-income, and immigrant students.

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    Providing Support Live

    • 1500+ sign-ups, 5+ events, 10+ study sessions

    • 15+ Instagram story takeovers answering 110+ questions live about scholarships & summer programs. 

    • Hosted the biggest virtual student-led college fair for under-resourced students on 8/7/2021 and the FGS College Prep-a-thon in August of 2022. 
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    Closing the achievement gap, one post at a time!

    Our Instagram serves as an information hub. We post new informational graphics + opportunities every week. 200+ counselors have endorsed our content! 

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    FGS x CFA Supporting the First

    A college-readiness program for first-generation and/or low-income high school juniors. 

    FGS Family Pods (previous)

    • Launched in summer of 2021. 
    • A unique & innovative mentorship program consisting of 100+ college students and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores. 
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    Personal Experience

    Learning about the challenges and perspectives of FGLI students is crucial. 30+ students have shared their impactful stories!

  • Resources

    Reliable Resources At A Glance

    Extensive guides, templates, event recaps used by thousands of students. 

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    Peer To Peer Support

    We launched our community on Discord to create an inclusive and inspiring environment for all students to pursue higher education. 

What People Say

from students, educators, organizations

  • “It's difficult to express the words to show how much FGS has personally helped as a student applying to universities. I came across this account, afraid of contacting my personal school counselor for giving up on me. As soon as I lost all hope in applying to university, I saw the letter of recommendation template seen on the Instagram bio. The people behind this nonprofit organization are some of the most passionate, intelligent, kind-hearted people. Thank you for encouraging me and others to pursue a higher education!!!”

    Vivian, Class of 2021
  • “I’m thankful for the scholarship opportunities, the pieces of advice about applying to college, and the constant reminders y’all post! I frequently share them with my students and they mention how helpful they have been with visualizing their to-do list.”

    Camille, College Advisor
  • “We used your page as an example to our students how they could use social media to send important information to their peers and curate specialized content that would allow them to connect with alumni of their high schools and school administrators.”

    Peer Forward

You Can Help

Small contributions lead to big differences! Our team is made up of volunteers. 100% of our donations are used to impact FGLI students. Feel free to share how FGS has helped you to get featured on our page! 

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