First Generation Initiative


banner Alisa Macksey, M.A.
Executive Director
First Generation Initiative

Saint Mary’s University FGI Scholars program serves high-potential, high-need graduates of Nativity, San Miguel, Lasallian, and Cristo Rey schools.

In addition to the  support systems available to all students at Saint Mary’s, FGI Scholars receive enhanced academic, financial, and social support services designed to achieve the goal of college graduation within four years.

Scholarship Benefits:

Full Financial Support

Jazmin explains how FGI has enabled her dream

Supervised Study Halls

Santiago describes the benefit of the FGI study halls.

Mentor Program

Jazmin talks about her first day on campus.

Integration Experiences

Trish explains how FGI helps them persevere to graduation.

Academic Support

Jazmin tells how FGI supports her academically

College Life

Nixcie talks about college life.