First Generation Students

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An Anonymous DonorJustin Schuch and Drew Donahoo matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300Just for First Generation Student Scholarship
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The Western Challenge 2024
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The 'Necks' Big Thing

The 'Necks' Big Thing for First Generation Students

Join us in championing the dreams of aspiring scholars at Western Illinois University! 

Western is proud to provide opportunities for students from a variety of backgrounds. Among them are the trailblazers, the first in their families to pursue higher education. Today and every day, we honor their dedication by offering the First Generation Student Scholarship, empowering them to forge their own path toward success. 

Your support makes a profound difference in shaping a brighter tomorrow for first generation students and helps us ensure that no dream goes unrealized. 

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