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What is a First-Generation College Student?

Being a 1st Gen student means that you are the first person to complete a 4-year college or university degree in the United States based on your family members’ level of education.

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First-Generation News Blog

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UIW Receives Major Grant from the Hector and Gloria López Foundation

March 26, 2024

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UIWSOM's First-Generation Medical Student Alliance Hosts Mini-Med School Event for High School Students

March 8, 2024

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UIW Celebrates First-Generation Students at National First-Generation Day Celebration

November 10, 2023

President Thomas EvansA Special Message to First-Generation Students and Families from UIW President Thomas M. Evans, PhD

Welcome to the University of the Incarnate Word! At UIW, you will find a tight-knit community of faith and education unlike any other. We are all united in our Mission to provide education that transforms and prepares our students to live successful lives of purpose.

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First ScholarsThe University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the First Scholars Network.

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Center for First Generation

Dr. Monica Ayala Jimenez
Associate Provost of Student Success

Office: Chapel Bldg., Rm. 16
Phone: (210) 805-3005