New Resources for First-Generation Students

Sunny Burrows ’84 said her daughters, who are in college, regularly call her for advice because she’s been there. But she also knows that some students don’t have that resource.

At Carolina, approximately 20 percent of undergraduates are first-generation college students. Those students are twice as likely as other students to leave college before the start of their second year. Sunny and Lee Burrows hope to change that through the Lookout Scholars First-Generation Students Fund to create a learning community that will provide first-generation students access to small academic communities, faculty and peer mentors, and other resources.

“If we can help give these students a solid foundation and break down obstacles, I think we can graduate a lot more leaders,” said Burrows.

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