“I have been blessed with this privilege, and with it comes the power to make change"

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Almost 30 percent of University of Minnesota students (nearly 13,000) are first-generation—the first in their families to attend college. They come from all different backgrounds and places, and while their personal stories are unique, their beliefs about higher education are often the same—that it is the surest path to success.

As the nation celebrates them all on Nov. 8, here are a few of their stories.

Read their stories here.


"Perspectives" stories are the views and opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect any official position of the University of Minnesota.