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Posts For Tag: "First-Generation Students"

Stay Disciplined

Fatima Lopez, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

The biggest challenge I experienced being a first-generation college student was the lack of financial support. Our family comes from a humble living, and I am trying to support myself while attending classes. Since my mother and siblings could not attend college, I did not have the knowledge or the experience to navigate applying to get into college. I also did not know the resources and support teams available to me.

Hard Work Pays Off

Nelson Rhomberg, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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Set High Personal Goals for Yourself

Tae Jordan, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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Believe in Yourself and Know Your Worth

Savanna McAtee, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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Life is Like An Experiment

Mutasim Ahmed, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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You Can Be That Change

Perla Muro, ACT Scholar and student, Kirkwood Community College

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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You Can Do This

Briarri Bryant, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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Don’t Give Up

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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