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Please note that some publications and departmental websites have not yet been updated for the current incoming class. Publications will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

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Learning to Thrive and FLI

By: Zoie Nieto

It was May of my senior year of high school when I heard the news that I would be joining a cohort of around 70 other students from first generation, low income (FLI) students like myself to partake in classes and learn how to navigate Princeton a little earlier than the rest of the freshman class. I was nervous of course but the day I had been waiting for was now just around the corner. Coming from Ohio to Princeton, New Jersey was a transition. One I was prepared for but also not at the same time. The...

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Smiling, happy, SIFP students during Wintersession trip to NYC to 305 Fitness, January 2019.

Welcome to Princeton University, Tigers!

We are thrilled that you are thinking of joining our community. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you more about amazing resources available just for FLi (first-generation and/or low-income) students at the University!

The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) is a four-year scholars program dedicated to first-generation and/or low-income Princeton students. SIFP provides scholars with individualized mentorship and guidance from upperclass students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. SIFP Fellows also receive guided exposure to enrichment opportunities both on and off campus— think internships, fellowships, scholarships, and...

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Group of students stand outside listening to community leader at site of a farmer's market

Do you want your academic work to make a real-world difference? Integrate service in your courses, your independent work, and your summer internships through the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES)

Here’s how service-minded students describe the influence of ProCES programs on their academic and intellectual development.

Courtney Tseng (class of 2021) connected service and her Medical Humanities course...

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Fellowship Advising, housed within the Office of International Programs, is excited to welcome you to the Princeton community and support you in the process of applying for scholarships and fellowships that fit your academic interests and goals. It is never too early to start thinking about fellowships that provide funding for academic and professional opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

Some scholarships like the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are specifically designed for eligible first year and second year students to study in the United Kingdom through...

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“Princeton on a Dime – Tips for Thrifty Tigers”

Congrats class of 2024! Some of you may have imagined yourself at Princeton for much of your life, but now as you plan to make it a reality, some of you might wonder: what will it be like? Is it possible to live comfortably without breaking the bank? Absolutely!

Getting Started – The Dorm Room

Whether you are a minimalist or are more HGTV extreme makeover style, moving into a dorm room for the first time can mean that you’ll need to acquire at least a few items. On the hunt, consider these tips:

  • If you have roommates, be sure to talk with them before making purchases or packing, since the costs of shared...
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On a very humid Sunday in the middle of a busy July, I moved into Princeton with a bubbly heart, a desire to learn, and excitement knowing that I was going to live in a new place. Okay, Princeton was new to me. I’ve always lived in New Jersey (in Newark), but at times, Princeton feels like a completely different country. The gothic architecture and Prospect Garden contrasted sharply with the concrete sidewalks and three-family houses I was used to seeing every day.

During my six weeks at the Freshman Scholars Institute, I didn’t feel this difference in culture. Many of the students who attended were, like me, from low income and first generation...

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For my wife and I, having our first daughter attend college was very exciting. We felt happy and were not too concerned about what college or university she would end up going to. We knew that our daughter was very ambitious and hard working. Then our excitement was magnified when we learned that she had been accepted to Princeton University.
 
We did not know what to expect nor did we know what was expected from us, if anything. Since our daughter is a first-generation student, this was all new to us, and there was a lot of anxiety. However, we soon learned about meetings of alumni and parents organized by Princeton, and one was scheduled to take place near our hometown. We attended and were somewhat apprehensive at first....

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