First-generation college students are the first in their families to go to college. That means we are learning through our lived experiences rather than advice from our parents. It sort of means that we get thrown into things without knowing how to maneuver them. Our lived experiences aren’t defined by the red tape, the struggles, or the never-ending imposter syndrome, …
3/24/2020 Scholars, in these unprecedented times, we hope you are safe. The MFOS staff is available virtually to assist with any questions you may have. Please contact us at ContactMFOS@ufsa.ufl.edu and we can schedule a Zoom video or audio call to answer any questions you have. We hope you are safe and you are transitioning well to online coursework for …
We are pleased to announce the Peer Mentoring Leadership Team! Yasmine Adams Brittnie Pang Angel Bu John Nguyen Alyssa Wiles Heidi Baker Lyzet Ignacio-Simon Lam Le Francisco Paneque Abby Farah Lauren Krumbholz Aaliyah Richlen Linda Dillon Madison Wallace
Thanks to tremendous support from the University, the MFOS team is eagerly preparing to welcome 350 new incoming scholars for the 2020-2021 Academic Year! The addition of 50 more scholars will no doubt lead more first-generation students from Florida towards their goal of being the FIRST in their families to earn a college degree!
The TCPalm features Florida Opportunity Scholars Dan Fredin and his mother Jean Fredin Lindsay who will both graduate this weekend. Read the complete story!
Thanks to Florida Opportunity Scholars, these first-generation college grads are on their way to greatness and are already giving back. View the entire article featuring interviews of Christopher Cruz, Rosa Lira, Emily Branscome, Kenny Sanders, and Phuong Nguyen in the September 2012 edition of Florida – Magazine of The Gator Nation.
“Good Day, Orlando” on Fox 35. WESH-TV featured Opportunity Scholar, Christian Cruz, on their program as the recipient of the University of Florida 500,000th degree. Learn more!
Dr. Meghan Brumby is a MFOS Alum and a veterinarian at UF’s Veterinary Hospital. She recently made news in helping a pit bull terrier puppy who suffers from a rare condition called “Swimmer Puppy Syndrome.” View the complete news story!
One of our Opportunity Scholars, Alexa Tsongranis, wrote a piece for the Gainesville Scene about her experience as a first generation college student. Check out her story!
Every April, the new University of Florida Student Body Officers are elected to serve students interests on-campus and represent the student body within the university administration. In the past, these three students have received a collective salary of almost $28,000 for their work throughout the year. This year, however, the officers decided to forgo their earnings and donate the money …