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Work with First-Generation Initiatives

First-Generation Ambassadors

First-Generation Ambassadors (FGAs) serve as enthusiastic and encouraging role models, mentors, and resources for first-generation students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  As representatives for First-Generation Initiatives, FGAs are responsible for providing campus outreach, peer mentorship, and administrative support within First-Generation Initiatives.

FGAs are required to work a total of 5 hours per week.  This includes 1 hour of office hours, one hour biweekly meeting, and may also include campus outreach, tabling events, or FGI programs. FGAs will receive a $500 stipend at the end of the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters for their work during that semester.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Priority will be given to applicants who have participated in UT LEAD Programs (UTLSI, UT LEAD LLC, SSS LEAD);
  • Must be a sophomore standing or higher; 
  • Full-time student (12 or more credit hours);
  • Good academic standing and maintain a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA;
  • Commitment to working with first-generation college students;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledgeable about university resources;
  • Committed to serving as FGA for one full academic year (Fall-Spring).


Applications closed.