Penn has always admitted students who were the first in their families to pursue a four-year degree as well as those who benefit from its increasingly robust financial aid programs. However, only recently has the notion of developing community around these experiences become the focus of our work with students and alumni. We invite all first-generation alumni to update their status in MyPenn to include being a first-generation as an affinity group so you can receive news of opportunities to connect with other first-generation alumni and/or current undergraduates.
Highlighted Resources for the Penn First Plus Alumni Community
FLASH Networking Program
Penn FLASH, a project co-sponsored by Penn First Plus Alumni Relations is our initial endeavor to connect first-generation and/or lower-income students and alumni to support their networking and professional development needs. Registration is required to participate. Please visit the Penn FLASH Website.
Penn Alumni Ambassador Program
Join 25,000+ Alumni giving back to Penn. Through the Alumni Ambassador Program, volunteers help to personalize the college application experience for students by fostering personal connections and offering insights into the Penn community. If you are interested in getting to know students’ interests and aspirations while making a lasting impact on first-generation and/or lower-income applicants, complete this form. For more information or if you need a Penn Key visit our program website.
Opportunities to provide financial support for Penn First Plus are available via the Power of Penn Campaign website.