Penn First Plus serves as the hub of university efforts to enhance the academic experiences of students who are the first in their families to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree or come from modest financial circumstances.

Student Journeys: Tales of the First Gen Journey Through Penn

About Penn First Plus

Under the leadership of our President, Dr. Amy Gutmann, Penn is committed to ensuring that the benefits of our world-class education are accessible to students from all social and economic backgrounds. With the largest grant-based financial aid program in the United States alongside robust and ever-expanding campus community and academic supports for first-generation undergraduates, Penn continues to strengthen the socioeconomic diversity of its undergraduate student body. Penn First Plus was established to provide centralized leadership and support for these efforts.

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Apply to be a Penn First Plus Gateway Student Mentor

Applications due Friday, April 23. Information sessions schedule posted on our Events page!