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First Generation Initiative

Founded in 2006, the First Generation Initiative was established to ensure that first-generation students have academic, social and co-curricular guidance; have visibility as a group on campus; graduate; and take advantage of the resources and opportunities that HWS offers, both during and after their undergraduate years.

In 2018, the First Generation Initiative recently welcomed its inaugural alumni speaker, HWS Board Chair Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68, who established the Bozzuto Family First-Generation Endowed Scholarship with a $1 million gift.