Now in our fourth year, we are thrilled to be partners again with the Yale College Dean's Office and Yale Summer Session in the 2019 First-year Scholars at Yale program!

Our program, Alumni Perspectives:  Navigating Yale and Beyond, is designed specifically for 72 incoming first-year students from under-resourced backgrounds, many of whom are first or among the first in their families to attend college. By providing early access over five weeks this summer to Yale’s opportunities and resources, including alumni, these students live on campus to sharpen their writing and quantitative skills, learn about campus life, and become Yale students. 

Alumni with similar backgrounds are helpful in unique ways to our incoming students since they share their real world experiences with heart-felt perspectives. Focusing on developing career interests, strengthening life skills, and planning ahead will help our students take advantage of all that Yale has to offer. To see alumni and students in action, watch our 2017 FSY video.

Our program begins with lunch shared by alumni, faculty and staff. Next, an alumni panel will lead the discussion with students followed by small discussion groups and a closing reception. For interested alumni, there may be an early dinner after the program. Alumni are welcome to bring their spouse or significant other; however, since our focus is on our incoming Yale students, we appreciate your understanding that children are not permitted to attend.

Additional Information about Programs at Yale: 

The First-Generation Low-Income Community at Yale, and Belonging at Yale: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

RSVP by July 12

Alumni Contact Information:
Since we will provide a brief summary of alumni biographies and contact information to the students,
 please submit your information  no later than July 12, 2019. Additional information, including the program location, will be sent closer to the date.

Special Support for Alumni: 
We hope to have a small amount of donated funds available to support alumni who are in mission-driven non-profit, public service, or graduate school and need financial assistance for transportation. Please send your written request to 1stgenyale@gmail.com no later than July 12, 2019.

Opportunity to Support Unexpected Needs for Yale Students: 
Consider making a donation through Giving to Yale and providing needed financial support for emergencies, interview travel expenses, professional clothing from the Career Closet, food when dining halls are closed, and other needs not covered by tuition and room & board financial aid.

To make a gift, go to our website and specify Designation #36430 – First Generation Low-Income Students Support. This special fund was developed in response to alumni requests and in partnership of 1stGenYale with the Office of Development.


Consent to use of Photographic Images: 
By registering for, attending or participating in this event, you will agree that "I grant my permission to the Yale Alumni Association (YAA) and/or Yale University to photograph my image (and that of my minor guest (attendee(s) if permitted to attend) and the right to use and reproduce such images in all media, including digital media, for the purpose of promoting Yale University and YAA programs and events, and other purposes in accordance with Yale’s mission. I understand that I will have no approval rights with respect to the use of these images."

For questions, please email 1stGenYale.

We hope you will say, "Yes!" and join us on Saturday, July 20, at Yale! Thanks again for all your support to make Yale a better place for all our incoming first-year Yale College students!

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