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First2 Assistance

Assistance Available through First2 Network:

Membership and participation in First2 Network has significant benefits for first-generation STEM students and allies of all ages.  If you are not a student and you are interested in getting involved, we would love to include you. Please register on this site, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or email Erica Harvey directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Assistance for All First2 Network Members

  • Travel support is available for network members, to support First2 Network goals. To learn more and apply, use the following link: First2 Travel Application Request
  • Stipend support is available for working group members, to support First2 Network goals.  To learn more and apply, use the following link: First2 Stipend Request
  • Knowledge-sharing with like-minded others in support of first-generation STEM students is a major benefit of participation in First2 Network.  We have 2 conferences per year and multiple working groups and projects you can join (see Community/Groups on this site.)

Opportunities for First Generation STEM Majors:

The First2 Network believes  that STEM majors should be able work within their STEM field while in college rather than taking on unrelated jobs that steal time away from the college experience.  We have some opportunities to jumpstart your authentic STEM research experience as a rising freshman, AND offer continued support doing research or vital work to improve STEM education systems in West Virginia:

  • We have summer internship opportunities for rising college freshmen! Watch this space for 2020 Summer Research Internship for rising college freshmen:our 2019 application is here Two-Week Summer Internship Application
  • Interested in learning more about ALL of our opportunities for undergraduates?  Check out the First2 Scholars Application and the linked FAQ document there.