The gift from 1992 Penn graduates, Mindy and Jon Gray, supports undergraduate financial aid for students from New York City, and the Penn First Plus program for students who are low income and/or the first in their families to attend college.
Penn students and their scholarship donors joined on campus to celebrate the beauty of giving at the annual Scholarship Celebration.
All new students face challenges in the transition to college, but for first-generation, low-income (FGLI) students, it’s a whole new world. Providing a community for these students helps counter feelings of isolation and the “impostor” syndrome that FGLI students may experience.
The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina marks two decades serving Penn’s Latinx community.
On Aug. 21, the newest cohort of Quakers arrived on campus. Of all 2,400 incoming first-year students, nearly one-third arrived for Penn’s official Move-In day.
For 25 years, Penn’s small Native American community has tried to grow its presence on campus, through powwows, Ivy League conferences, and student and faculty outreach. But trying to shed the “feeling of being invisible” has been a struggle.
Senior Wharton student Michael Wong won a President’s Innovation Prize for his startup InstaHub.
Louis Lin and Ángel Ortiz-Siberón, have received Harry S. Truman Scholarships, a merit-based award of as much as $30,000 for graduate or professional school to prepare for careers in government or public service.
Concerned about the scarcity of Latin Americans in scientific careers, doctoral students Kevin Alicea-Torres and Enrique Lin-Shiao took action to prime the pump. On their Spanish-language podcast, “Caminos en Ciencia,” they chat with Latinx scientists who discuss their career paths and provide advice for young scientists-to-be.
The Fall Scholarship Celebration brings together donors to undergraduate financial aid with their scholarship recipients every year to build connections with the students that their philanthropy supports.
Low-income first-generation college students met at Penn in February for the fourth annual 1vyG conference, where President Amy Gutmann welcomed the scholars.
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Penn’s loan-free, grant-based financial aid program was highlighted in a discussion of the burden of student debt. President Amy Gutmann was cited as a first-generation college graduate.
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