First To Go Scholars Program

"The First to Go Scholars Program was an amazing opportunity that allowed me to successfully transition into a university setting. Through the opportunities presented by the program such as taking classes with my fellow scholars, having peer instructors, and the ongoing resources provided to me, the program assisted in the discovery and enhancement of the capabilities needed to do well at LMU”

Isabelle Marín (Scholars Cohort 2017-18)

‌‌4/25/17 FTG Scholars Program2017-2018 First To Go Scholars

What is the First To Go Scholars Program?

The First To Go Scholars Program offers an intensive academic experience for a limited number of incoming freshmen. This Scholars Program will assist you as you transition to college with academic support; connect you to faculty, staff, and resources; and will help you find and create community at Loyola Marymount University. The Scholars should identify with the term “first-generation college student”—a student whose parents or guardians have not completed a bachelor's degree in the United States are referred to as first-generation. If your sibling/s went to college, you still qualify for the First To Go Program.

Scholars take at least two classes together over the course of an academic year, including a one-unit seminar on the first-generation college experience. We are especially interested in commuters!

To be considered, students must apply and be available to attend a mandatory summer retreat from August 22nd-25th. During this four-day program, scholars will learn more about campus resources, participate in field trips around the Los Angeles area, and meet faculty, staff and peer mentors, who are also first-generation college students. All activities are of no cost to participants. Students who will be living on campus will be able to move into their assigned residence halls early. 

Read more about the program from the perspective of a First To Go Scholar, Victoria Arevalo (c/o 2020):

Be part of the Scholars Cohort for the 2018-19 Academic Year!

The First To Go Program at LMU is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 First To Go Scholars Program! If you have questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Applications are due Sunday, May 28th!

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In the case that you decided not to apply to the First To Go Scholars Program, you are welcome to join the larger First To Go Community and participate in events throughout the year. These events range from academic and professional support, to social events that foster community building! To join the email list and receive periodic updates, contact the email below! 

For more information, please contact or (310) 338-7677.