The Cornell Daily Sun Publishes Cooke Scholar's First Gen Insights
Cooke Scholar Sagar Chapagain is a first-generation college student who began his undergraduate studies at a community college. Despite academic honors and graduating with two associate degrees, he believed a four-year college was not a possibility due to the cost of attendance.
Sagar now attends Cornell University as a recipient of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. In a piece in The Cornell Daily Sun, he shares a bit of his experiences and encourages his current institution to continue improving outreach to other first-generation, low-income students: