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McNair Scholars Application OPEN!

Assistance for low-income first-generation college students!

Considering graduate school? Want to obtain a Ph.D? The McNair Scholars program is the right fit for you! We are looking for current freshmen and sophomores ONLY who are First-generation college...

Posted: February 25, 2020, 5:07 PM

FAFSA Priority Deadline 2/14

Have you submitted your FAFSA yet?

The priority deadline for the 2020-2021 FAFSA is quickly approaching.   The FAFSA can be completed online at fafsa.gov or using the free myStudentAid app on a mobile device. If you haven't...

Posted: February 13, 2020, 2:53 PM

First-Gen December Graduates: Get Your Green and Blue Cord!

Pick up your First-Gen Graduation Cord 12/11-17

Congratulations to the many First-Generation College Student Graduates from UMBC!  Commencement is December 19th, and when you amazing First-Gen graduates pick up your regalia, be sure to come...

Posted: December 4, 2019, 4:52 PM

National First Generation Student Celebration

Will you be in the first generation of your family to get a college degree?  We want to celebrate you! Friday, November 8th is National First Generation Celebration Day!  In honor of this...

Posted: November 2, 2019, 10:23 PM

First Generation Student of the Month

We want to hear about your experiences at UMBC!

Are you a first generation student at UMBC?  We know you're doing fantastic things and we'd like to hear from you.  If you'd like to be a First Gen Student of the Month, visit the First Gen...

Posted: September 12, 2019, 8:17 PM

Meet First-Gen Grad Blake Hipsley '19

Congratulations to all our First-Gen Graduates!

At UMBC “you can get to where you want to go.” Blake Hipsley ‘19, a dual degree recipient in physics and mathematics, was a McNair Scholar. Since his sophomore year, Hipsley has pursued research...

Posted: May 25, 2019, 2:39 PM

Meet First-Gen Grad Damarius Johnson '19

Congratulations to all our First-Gen Graduates!

“I’m not alone in the struggles…or alone in my successes.” Damarius Johnson ’19, Africana studies, is also a first-generation college student as well as a transfer student from the Community...

Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:48 AM

Meet First-Gen Grad Ashley Batista '19

Congratulations to all our First-Gen Graduates!

“[My] parents came here to give me a better life, and I’m living it.” Ashley Batista ’19, biological sciences, is the first member of her family to graduate from college. Her parents emigrated...

Posted: May 21, 2019, 10:06 AM

First-Gen Graduates honored with Green and Blue Cord!

UMBC is proud of you!

Congratulations to the many First-Generation College  Student Graduates from UMBC!  Commencement is this week, and First-Gen graduates have been picking up their regalia and their First-Gen cord. ...

Posted: May 20, 2019, 1:56 PM

Follow us on Instagram!

USM and UMBC LSAMP Has Gone Live on Instagram

Hi everyone! As a way to have broader outreach on campus and throughout the University of Maryland System, we have created an Instagram handle (@usm_lsamp).  Find us...

Posted: February 24, 2019, 11:29 AM