First Cyclones

Program Description

The First Cyclones Learning Community serves First Cyclone Scholarship recipients. This scholarship is awarded to 100 incoming first-year students, who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and have a demonstrated financial need and/or are first generation college students. Students are eligible to receive the full-tuition scholarship for 8 continuous semesters by maintaining their cumulative GPA at a 2.0 or higher. The First Cyclones learning community provides students with opportunities for academic success, career development, identity development and leadership development.

Specifically the program provides:

  • First year seminar course (UST 1020A)
  • Academic support and tutoring
  • Assessment of learning ability using the College Student Inventory (CSI)
  • Individual meetings to help students develop an integrated academic and social plan for academic success
  • Meetings with essential university offices and departments to  connect students with campus resources
  • Peer mentoring with sophomore and junior students
  • Cohort/team building activities that encourage a sense of belonging and inclusion
  • Funding to support professional development (i.e. registration for professional conferences, travel expenses associated with professional conferences in a student’s major, professional organization dues)

Living Options

None currently.

Signing up

This learning community and its courses are only open to recipients of the First Cyclones Scholarship. 


First Cyclones