First Generation Institute Microgrants

On behalf of the FirstGen microgrant committee, please join us in congratulating the grantees from the First Generation Institute microgrant competition! The committee received many proposals and is proud to fund ten innovative and intersectional projects that expand the visibility, equity, and persistence of the University of Minnesota first-generation community.

Thank you to CEHD and these sponsors for making these microgrants possible!

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • College of Design
  • College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Office for Student Affairs
  • Office of Undergraduate Education
  • School of Nursing

2019 Recipients

Carlson School of Management Survey and Focus Group Project

The Carlson School’s Undergraduate Program Office: Ablavi Handziak, Donna Kulakowski, Allyson Tróchez, Chinh Truong, Kari Wilson, and Sarah Wojnicki

CEHD FirstGen Friday’s and Alumni Networking

CEHD Student Services: Kayla Cory, Kania Johnson, Anna Mraz, Minerva Munoz, Shanel Perez, Darron Sherrill, Jessica Thompson, and Tasia Tigue

CIS Orientation Video for First-Generation Students

College in the Schools: Stephanie Davison

EPSY’s First-Generation Awareness, Success, and Career Trajectories

Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY): Faith Miller, Thuy Nguyen, Joseph Rios, Amanda Sullivan, Sherri Turner, and Mollie Weeks

Examining First-Generation Students of Color and Disenfranchised Grief: Tools for Student Affairs Practitioners

Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, Higher Education research team: Tabatha Cruz, Michael Stebleton, and Jessica Thompson

First-Generation Dialogue Circles

University Honors Program: Rebecca Aylesworth, Kifaya Bishop, Kristin Farrell, Julie Goepferd, and Amanda Niskode-Dossett

First-Generation Health Profession Action Planning

Pre-Health Student Resource Center: Fatima Omar and Pre-Health Student Resource Center staff

HMSA Spring Retreat

Hmong Minnesota Student Association: Allison Perales

“Next Gen Writing” Workshop Series

Center for Writing’s Student Writing Support (SWS): Kirsten Jamsen, Katie Levin, Caty Taborda, and Jasmine Kar Tang

Women to Womxn | How to Navigate College as a Womxn of Color

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Incorporated: Yadira Damazo