Aggie First Scholars

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Aggie First Scholars is a student success program dedicated to the persistence of first-generation college students (FGS) at USU; meaning the parents of our scholars did not attend college or earn a four-year U.S. degree.

First-generation college students (FGS) are often extremely resilient, highly independent, ambitious, and eager to learn. Our purpose is to provide a framework for these students to gain access to unfamiliar, supportive resources and master skills that let them take the wheel on their education and KNOW THE POTENTIAL WITHIN.

What is Aggie First Scholars?

How to get involved in Aggie First Scholars

Utilizing Your Potential Within 


Build a Strong Foundation

Starting your freshman year, you’ll take USU 1010 and USU 1050 to learn important concepts for college for a total of 3 credits.

Network with Students & Faculty

You are placed in a mentoring group with other freshman and more experienced students. Once a month, you will enjoy a free lunch together and discuss your goals and new experiences you are having.

Access Resources for Success

Through networking meals, Power Up events, and socials you will learn about the many resources for success that are available to all USU students such as:


Thrive Through Community

Aggie First Scholars is a tight-knit group. We meet regularly through socials and events to take a break from the grind and celebrate our successes. It's a great group to network and make new friends.

Become an Aggie First Scholar

Join this tight-knit group and thrive at USU.

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Maddie Evans &
Karla Sandoval Rodriguez

Student Coordinators 

(435)-797-1190 and