Current Aggie First Scholars

Choose Your Path
At Utah State University, your journey can take a variety of forms. Aggie First Scholars is here to support you in whichever path you take. Learn more about our Engagement, Scholar, and Leader pathway, to choose which pathway is for you!

Scholarships
Thanks to the Ivory Foundation, Hansen Foundation and anonymous donors, Aggie First Scholars awards rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students academic scholarships. The scholarship application opens in the spring on the Scholarship Universe platform. Elligibility is determined based on enagagement in Aggie First Scholars and GPA. 

Work With Us
Aggie First Scholars is a student centered organization that employs our first-generation student leaders in a variety of capacities to lead our organization. In March, we hire for the followng roles: Student Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Team Leads, and Peer Mentors.The application can be found on Aggie Handshake To be elligible for these positions, you must have taken USU 1050 or USU 1150. Contact chloe.ridenour@usu.edu for questions.

Events

Celebration & Social Events 


Aggie First Scholars hosts large-scale social events. From our Back-to-School mini golf tournament to the I Am First banquet on national first-generation student day.  These events are meant to honor and recognize our first-generation students, faculty, and staff. 

Speaker Series | Sponsored by USU Dining & Pepsi Co.

Starting in October, Aggie First Scholars hosts The Speaker Series every other Thursday. This event is designed to give Aggie First Scholars additional exposure to their opportunities at the university and cover relevant topics such as resume building and creating budgets. Students in USU 1050 receive credit for attending the speaker series.

AFS First Friday Forum| Sponsored by USU Dining & Pepsi Co.


Starting fall 2024, every other Friday of the month, Aggie First Scholars will host AFS First Friday Forum. AFS First Friday Forum are personal development and social events for credit specific years (freshmen, juniors, etc). Scholars who attend 5 of the 8 sessions will receive a bookstore credit, LinkedIn endorsement, and University Polo.