FirstGen Presidential Fellows leave Bentley prepared to lead business organizations in helping to solve community-based problems. The offerings through this program have a particular focus on developing leadership skills, especially self-awareness, problem-solving, communication and collaboration. Participants have the opportunity to combine their academic acumen and leadership skills, collaborating with others to create impactful change with the communities that matter most to them.
FirstGen Fellow Qualifications
There is no formal application process for this program. All first-year, first-generation applicants are automatically considered. During application review, the admission committee looks for students who identify as first-generation students who have demonstrated leadership potential and also have high financial need. Please note that only students studying in the United States who are not international nor transfer applicants are considered. Bentley defines "first generation" as students whose parents or guardians have not attained a bachelor's degree in or outside the U.S. This definition aligns with that of the United States Department of Education and the Common Application and reflects the identify of first-generation college students at Bentley. If you have any questions about the FirstGen Presidential Fellows, please contact Associate Provost for Student Success, Jane Griffin, by calling +1 (781) 891-3187 or emailing