Participation Requirements

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Students selected to be a First Scholar must:

  • Agree to attend New Student Orientation on one of two selected dates (provided after the selection process);
  • Reside in the First Scholars Living Learning Community during your Freshman Year
  • Agree to enroll in the section of UCOL 101U designated for First Scholars® scholarship recipients during the fall 2015 semester;
  • Participate in service projects and agreed upon campus activities/workshops;
  • Agree to attend designated meetings with the First ScholarsProgram Coordinator;
  • Participate in the peer mentoring program;
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA;
  • Transition to a leadership role within the program as an upperclassman.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator, Cristina Castillo, at 618-453-1843 or