First Generation & Low-Income Students

Perhaps you are the first person in your immediate family to attend college and are nervous about what to expect and how to connect with your peers. Perhaps you are concerned about the price of college and how it will effect your family and your future. Goucher recognizes these valid concerns and the barriers and stressors that may exist for our community members who identify with the first-generation college and/or low-income student experience.

Goucher strives to create a community which celebrates and supports our first generation and  low income students; understanding the abundance of knowledge, experience, successes, and joy they bring to our campus. We are pleased to offer the Phoenix Scholars Program as well as  various educational workshops and social events, all aimed to contribute to the endurance and success of the first-generation college and low-income communities at Goucher.