First Generation

“Looking back on the last five years, I can’t believe how far I’ve come. Today, my goal is to help children who are in similar situations come just as far. I want to encourage them to have dreams, take all of the opportunities available to them and follow a positive path.” - Katelyn Cowx, College Prep 2011 Child and Youth Worker student

A First Generation student is the first in their family (besides a sibling) to attend College.

While that can have some unique challenges, it’s also worth celebrating!

Loyalist College offers First Generation students:

  • Support services
  • Bursaries
  • E-mentoring
  • Peer mentoring
  • Workshops
  • Teambuilding activities

Helpful resources


Dawn Szolopiak, Student Success Mentor
613-969-1913, ext 2574