08. 18. 2022

The First-Gen Institute is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Microgrant Awardees

The First-Gen Institute has selected nine innovative and intersectional projects for 2022-23 "microgrants." Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the College of Education and Human Development, these awards aim to expand the visibility, equity, and persistence of the University of Minnesota first-generation community.

First-Generation Higher Education Students: A Mixed-Methods Study 

Carlos Chávez and Tai Do
Department of Education Psychology

First-Generation Students, Study Spaces, and Sense of Belonging 

Kate Peterson, Jackie Olsson, and David Crane
University Libraries, SMART Learning Commons and Learning Support Network, and the Office of Classroom Management

Improving the Application Process for First-Generation College Students Applying to Graduate School 

Hannah Sun, Christina Bushinger, Lauren Piper and Rhiannnon Williams
Graduate School Admissions Office

MCAE Kick-Off

Daniel Morales
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

Minnesota Biomedical Undergraduate Research Program

Taylor Crooks
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology (MICaB) Graduate Program

Non-Academic Career Workshop for First-Generation Doctoral Students in the College of Liberal Arts

Maria Hofmann and Mackenzie Sullivan
Office of Research and Graduate Programs

RISE Facilitated Study Groups

Daniel Garrison
College of Science and Engineering DEI Team

Squirreling Around for Science

Johnathan Andicoechea, Gillian Roehrig, and Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby
Trio SSS

"We’re First" Reception

Kevin Xiong and the TRIO SSS team
Trio SSS