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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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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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