Ensure opportunities for students who wish to participate
First-generation college students generally face more challenges than peers whose parents attended college, including a lower graduation rate, lower GPAs and higher financial need. Ohio State Lima’s Generation One program is showing promise towards closing this gap. Since its inception in 2014, the student retention rate in the program is consistently higher than the national average for first generation college students.
Since inception, Ohio State Lima’s Generation One learning community has grown by more than 300%. Participants are first-generation college students who are co-enrolled in core courses and experience a team concept both in and out of the classroom. This provides a supportive network of fellow students, peer educators and professors for first-generation students.
By providing additional resources through the Generation One learning community, you can ensure that the program provides necessary resources.
By supporting the Generation One learning community at Ohio State Lima, you will provide access to book scholarships, support to sustain peer-to-peer mentors, and the opportunity to participate in collaborative leadership training and community engagement initiatives.
Your generosity helps our most at-need first-generation students who are at the heart of our open-access mission. More students are seeking out this encouraging program each year and we need your help to provide the resources necessary to ensure that the Generation One learning community makes its intended impact.
All of these resources will aid them in their educational journeys and lead to better outcomes.
Every dollar up to $5,000 raised will be matched! Your gift can have DOUBLE the impact!
Dr. David Rolsten, Ohio State Lima alum and retired dentist, is making this generation matching gift. He was a first-generation college student on the Lima campus in the 1970s. He said that without the support and access provided by Ohio State Lima, he wouldn’t have gone on to become a dentist and own his own practice. He believes in the power of higher education and that together, we can give back to the next generation of Buckeyes.
Support the next generation of first-generation students at Ohio State Lima with a gift to Generation One and ensure that any student who wishes to participate in this program has the opportunity to take full advantage of its resources.
Did you miss the Day of Giving? You can still make an impact.
Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction.