Faculty Advisor

Jacobson, Robin

Area of Study

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Publication Date

Summer 2021


Current research on the impacts of mentorship is limited to either first-generation or low-income students if either of those identities is addressed at all. This project extends this analysis to include both identities. Using the Summer Fellowship Program organized by nonprofit Take on College, this paper delves into the profound impacts mentorship and a curated workshop curriculum can have on college and career readiness on 18 junior and senior high school students from 10 different states, all of which are first-generation and low-income. This research finds that best growth results occur on topics such as writing the personal statement, as well as financial aid. Using the data found, I will also provide recommendations for future organizers on which topics can be most beneficial for first-generation and low-income students.


Matelich Summer Challenge Grant


University of Puget Sound