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Resources for First Generation Harvard Students

Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) partners with First Generation Harvard Alumni to help current students meet alumni mentors and also invites first generation students on campus to attend special dinners each semester.  While first generation students come from a variety of financial backgrounds, the financial aid initiative that increased the number of students from lower income backgrounds simultaneously added to the number of first generation students at Harvard.  And HFAI supports students not only through generous financial aid but also special programs like the Student Events Fund and the Winter Coat Fund.
 
Harvard College First Generation Student Union is a student organization that seeks to ease the transition to college, to build a community, and to provide a voice for first-gen students.
 
First Generation Harvard Alumni is a Harvard Alumni Association shared interest group dedicated to mentoring, advocating for, and providing networking connections to first generation Harvard students.
 
Bureau of Study Counsel provides academic support, such as tutoring and reading courses, and also joined the First Generation Student Union to create a First Generation Resource Guide for incoming first-years.