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Get funded to reach more first-generation students and graduates this November.
COE and the Center for First-Generation Student Success are pleased to open the 2022 FGCC Grant Opportunity to support your #CelebrateFirstGen plans! This national celebration occurs every year on November 8, to acknowledge and elevate the identities and contributions of first-generation college students and graduates.
Keith Sherin Global Leaders Program
Increasingly, developing global competencies are a critical component of what it means to be a college graduate. Students entering the global workforce must be able to cross borders and cultures with ease. But formative experiences such as study, travel and internships abroad remain largely the province of middle- and upper-income students. The Keith Sherin Global Leaders Program was founded with the notion that all college students should have access to international experiences. The program supports the study of TRIO college students with demonstrated leadership skills in a three-to four-week program. Since 2000, more than 350 low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities have participated in COE-sponsored short-term and semester study abroad programs in Great Britain, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa and Spain.
COE will invite applications for these additional opportunities soon.
COE has seasonal student opportunities for TRIO students and recent graduates. Get notified when COE seeks future cohorts for the opportunities below.
Learn more about how the Council for Opportunity in Education works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies to help low-income students enter college and graduate.