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First-Generation Ambassadors


Being a first-generation scholar is an amazing achievement that provides scholars with a new opportunity to embark on an unfamiliar and invaluable experience where they can blaze a new trail. First-Generation Ambassadors serve as student leaders on campus and are trained to provide support to first-generation initiatives and first-generation scholars at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

What Are the Responsibilities of FGAs?

First-Generation Ambassadors provide campus outreach, mentorship, and administrative support to First-Generation Initiatives. First-generation ambassadors are required to complete weekly office hours for drop-in mentorship, assist in campus outreach, programs, and workshops, and attend biweekly team meetings to receive ongoing training. Additional responsibilities of First-Generation Ambassadors include social media support, marketing, program planning, and tabling events. 

FGA Office Hours

First-Generation Ambassadors are available daily for drop-in mentorship through regular office hours.  First-generation students can stop by any time to talk to an FGA.  They are available to answer questions about the college experience, FGI awards and scholarships, and upcoming programs and workshops.  If you’re interested in attending office hours, check out their schedule here.

Interested in Applying to Be an FGA?

FGAs receive a $500 stipend at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters for their work during that semester.  Hours are tracked regularly through the submission of biweekly timesheets.

If you are interested in applying to be a First-Generation Ambassador, click here.