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Reaching Individual Success and Empowerment

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Registration is OPEN for the 2021-2022 RISE program.

All applicants may apply and be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted if availability occurs. Thank you.

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THE RISE PROGRAM

 

Registration is OPEN for the 2021-2022 RISE program.

All applicants may apply and be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted if availability occurs.


The RISE Program (Reaching Individual Success and Empowerment) connects and engages first-generation students through academic support, cultural competence training, financial literacy, career readiness programs, and intentional engagement opportunities with campus resources.



PROGRAM BENEFITS


Students who successfully complete the program success points may receive a $300.00 book stipend ($150.00 Fall and Spring allocation) , which can be used to purchase books or other academic materials pertinent to their success.

In addition, students may also be eligible to apply for Emergency GAP funding, allocated to program participants on a case-by-case basis, to help alleviate financial barriers that may be impeding their persistence towards graduation



Program Eligibility


In order to participate in RISE, a student must be:

  1. A First-Generation College Student (neither parent nor guardian has completed a bachelor’s degree within the United States)
  2. A first-time in college freshman
  3. Pell-Eligible
  4. Complete the RISE program success points each semester to maintain eligibility*


*Note: Students who do not complete the program success points will have a financial hold placed on their account and may be held liable for the repayment of the stipend.

Rise Program Success Points

(FIRST-YEAR EXPLORATION ENGAGEMENT TRACK)


OFFICE CHECK
INS
ISUCCEED & CULTURAL
COMPETENCY
FINANCIAL LITERACY CAREER READINESS SERVICE EXPERIENCE
  • One formal check-in per semester (1pt per semester).
  • Attend one first-gen Hang Out event per semester (1pt persemester).


*Students who are withina 2.0-2.4 GPA range will be paired with a Peer Academic Coach:
(PAC):

http://fau.edu/academicsuccess/peer-academic-coaching/

  • Complete the 6-week ISUCCEED Course (2pts).
  • OR
  • Attend (1) cultural competency event (1 pt).
  • Attend (1) first-generation event (1pt per semester).
  • Attend (1) athletic or arts event (1pt).


  • (Spring or Fall) Attend a financial workshop (mandatory - 2 pts).
  • Any other work shop offered by Fin Aid office (1pt).
  • Setup a meeting with your assigned Financial Aid Advisor (1pt)


** MANDATORY SUCCESS POINT **
  • (Spring or Fall) Attend a financial workshop (mandatory - 2 pts).
  • (Fall): Create a 1st Year Action Plan (1pt).
  • (Spring): Create a Resume and complete a Mock Interview (1pt).


** MANDATORY SUCCESS POINT **
Students can volunteer for a service opportunity or project within the academic year (3pts).

Examples include:
  • Day of Services
  • Owl Breaks
  • SAVI
  • ExtravaCANza

 

 

(SECOND-YEAR ENGAGEMENT TRACK)


OFFICE CHECK
INS
CULTURAL
COMPETENCY
FINANCIAL LITERACY CAREER READINESS SERVICE OUTREACH/
EXPERIENCE
  • One formal check-in per semester (1pt per semester).
  • Attend one first-gen Hang Out event per semester (1pt persemester).

* Students who are within a 2.0-2.4 GPA range will be paired with a Peer Academic Coach:


(PAC):

http://fau.edu/academicsuccess/peer-academic-coaching/

  • Attend (1) cultural competency event (1pt).
  • Attend (1) first - generation event(1pt).


  • (Spring or Fall) Attend a financial workshop (mandatory-2 pts).
  • Any other workshop offered by the Fin Aid office (1pt).
  • Set up a meeting with your assigned Financial Aid Advisor(1pt).


** MANDATORY SUCCESS POINT **
  • Attend a career center event (1-pt).
  • Career Skills (2-pts)
  • NACE Career Skills: Create an action plan with a Career Counselor.


** MANDATORY SUCCESS POINT **

Leadership service opportunity or project (3pts):

  • Become an Orientation Leader
  • Become a Peer Mentor
  • Join the Elite Owls Program
  • Become a Student Tour Guide
  • Join the First-Gen Promotions Team

Join First & Proud

  • First & Proud (1pt)
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