First Islander Scholars' Academy

About Us

First Islander Scholars’ Academy is an Office of Student Success initiative to provide additional support to first-generation college students. For the purpose of the First Islander Scholars’ Academy, first-generation students are defined as college students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not obtained a bachelor’s degree. This program offers academic support and community engagement opportunities to enrich the student’s college experience.

Mission: The First Islander Scholars Academy (FISA) is committed to giving first-generation students academic, social, and community support to enrich their college experience, enhance their learning opportunities, and improve their ability to persist and graduate.

Vision: Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree is attainable for all FISA participants. Our vision is to increase the number of first-generation student graduates to levels equal to or higher than the number of continuing generation student graduates.