Tag: First Generation

The role of a mentor for the first-generation college student

Our scholars — just because they are scholars — sometimes create an extra bit of conflict with the closest people in their lives: their parents and other family members. Having experienced 40-plus years of occasional strains in family relationships because I’m a first-in-the-family college graduate and card-carrying egghead, I’m always concerned about how scholars are […]

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‘We are ready to take on the world’

Between mock job interviews and resume-building workshops, celebration took the forefront at the Earl Woods Scholarship Program Winter Workshop.

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TWF holds annual Earl Woods Scholarship Program Winter Workshop

Sixty-seven scholars travel to Anaheim, Calif., for two-day workshop at Tiger Woods Learning Center.

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From Tiger to Edgar: Breaking the cycle

“I want to be the best I can be. I want to make my parents proud. But I want to do even more than that — I want to be a first-generation college student.” -Edgar, TWF Scholar

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As I walked to my new home … all I saw were dumpsters and needles

Freshman Rosa Trujillo is breaking the cycle of poverty as she attends UCLA where she is an applied mathematics major.

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Leaving the nest

“Getting my Dad on board with going away to college was not something that happened over night.”

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Anita refused to be deprived of her education

Tiger Woods Foundation scholar Anita Chheang has seen how difficult life can be without an education and refuses to let anything keep her from one.

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It’s not a checkbook organization

Tiger Woods Foundation scholar Lenny Baez speaks at Deutsche Bank Championship’s Media Day on his journey from living in a tough neighborhood to becoming a first-generation college student.

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My experience at an all-women’s college

Every time I tell someone that I attend a women’s college, I always get the same reaction. How do you do it? As if living with 1,400 other women eight months out of the year is an impossible thing to do.

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‘I felt I lost everything’

Oscar Chavez is one of 17 first-generation scholars breaking the cycle of poverty.

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