Apply: First2 Academic Year Programs

First2 Research Scholars: $1500 per semester, $3000 per year

Log 100 hours per semester, plus 1 First2 conference per year, in the following activities. 

  • Helping yourself
    • Research and Meta-cognition (pick one) (required)
      • Research Lab Placement as approved 
      • Special projects, courses, or initiatives as approved (for example embedded student reporting for a STEM class)
    • Reflection journals (may be blog, vlog, multimedia or written) (required minimum of two journals per semester)
    • STEM career job shadowing (optional)
    • Application for summer internships or professional development opportunities (optional)
    • Attending tutoring (optional: maximum of 2 hours a week with required logs)
  • Helping others
    • Ambassador training
    • Ambassador visit with a high school over winter break (required minimum of 1 required)
    • Ambassador legislative visits and URDC (recommended)
    • Mentor or tutor other students (optional)
    • Testing change ideas with clubs, working groups, student-led projects (PDSA required) (optional)
  • Helping the First2 Network
    • Club Meetings and Activities (required minimum 8/semester) 
    • Statewide Student Leadership Meetings (required minimum of 4/semester)
    • Must be responsive to every single Research and Evaluation request (all required)
    • First2 Conference Participation (required minimum 1 conference per year)
    • Conferences or appearances on behalf of First2 or to present research (as approved)
    • Serve as an author, co-author, or contributor on a First2-related publication (optional)

First2 Student Directors: $2500 per semester, $5000 per year

Log 150 hours per semester in the following activities, plus 1 First2 conference per year.

  • Helping yourself
    • Research and Meta-cognition (pick one) (required)
      • Research Lab Placement as approved 
      • Special projects, courses, or initiatives as approved (for example embedded student reporting for a STEM class)
    • Reflection journals (may be blog, vlog, multimedia or written) (required minimum of two journals per semester)
    • STEM career job shadowing (optional)
    • Application for summer internships or professional development opportunities (optional)
    • Attending tutoring (optional: maximum of 2 hours a week with required logs)
  • Helping others
    • Ambassador training
    • Ambassador visit with a high school over winter break (required minimum of 1 required)
    • Ambassador legislative visits and URDC (recommended)
    • Mentor or tutor other students (optional)
    • Testing change ideas with clubs, working groups, student-led projects (PDSA required) (optional)
  • Helping the First2 Network
    • Club Meetings and Activities (required minimum 8/semester) 
    • Statewide Student Leadership Meetings (required minimum of 4/semester)
    • Must be responsive to every single Research and Evaluation request (all required)
    • First2 Conference Participation (required minimum 1 conference per year)
    • Conferences or appearances on behalf of First2 or to present research (as approved)
    • Serve as an author, co-author, or contributor on a First2-related publication (optional)
  • Serve the network in a leadership capacity (required).  Examples include:
    • Student Director Officer Position
    • Campus Network Liaison
    • Club Leadership activities
    • Regularly scheduled tutor for other students
  • Participate Student Director weekly meetings (required)
  • Weekly direct contact with assigned freshmen (required minimum to contact each student once a month)
  • Student led project of choice (required minimum of 1/year with PDSA cycle)

Student Leadership State-Wide Working Group

All students are invited to participate in the First2 Student Leadership State-Wide Working Group. Participation for First2 Scholars (students receiving educational stipends from First2) is expected, and participation is open to any interested student.

This working group will meet monthly at a regularly scheduled time.  Email first2studentcoordinator@gmail.com for more information.

NOTE: Student groups will only meet as needed during the summer months. Interested and want to learn more? Contact us (first2studentcoordinator@gmail.com).