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Priddy scholarship opens new opportunities for first-generation students

At the Carboard Boat Race, Priddy Scholars Tre Jones, mass communication sophomore, and Daycee Duncan, computer science sophomore, prepare to take the water on Oct. 20. The Priddy Scholars participate in most campus activities.

Yerasly Duran, Reporter

January 17, 2019

To ease the transition to college for first-generation students, the Priddy Program was launched in fall 2017 providing funding for 30 full-ride student scholarships and will fund 10 additional scholarships each fall. The scholarship originally awarded 10 entering freshmen, 10 sophomores and 10 juniors bu...

Become involved on campus, enhance your college experience

Anthony Vidmar

The Wichitan

February 5, 2018

It was the autumn of 1979 and I found myself in my freshman year, one of over 56,000 students at The Ohio State University. As a first-generation college student from a small town with a population less than half of that of my freshman class, I felt a bit out of place. I knew I needed to find my...

Critical conversation encourages first generation students

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

October 17, 2017

To create an open dialogue of experiences and awareness of first generation college students, Critical Conversation Series #2: #Gen1MSU was held on Oct. 16 at the Legacy Multipurpose Room. Hosted by the office of equity, inclusion, and multicultural affairs, Syreeta Green notified the audience that #Gen1MSU...

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