BIOFIRST is a community of incoming first-generation college freshman in the Department of Biology at Texas A&M University. This community is supported by Biology faculty and upper-level student peers who are committed to the academic success, professional growth, and personal development of first-generation students.
What We Offer
Networking with other first-generation students, faculty, and staff
Peer tutoring for Introductory Biology, Chemistry, and Math courses
Seminars and group activities
Faculty and staff advising
Eligibility for Aggie Success Scholarship
AGGIE SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP
BioFirst students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $500/semester for a maximum of two semesters (Fall and Spring), provided by the Office of the Provost. Students for this Scholarship will be selected by the faculty selection committee.
Scholarship amount will be disbursed in the Fall and Spring. However, the amount disbursed in Spring is contingent upon the recipients meeting the retention criteria.
CONTACT & INQUIRY FORM
If you have questions about the BioFirst program, emails may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also submit the following inquiry form. Please note, you should only complete this form if:
- You have been accepted to Texas A&M University for admission in the Fall and you are planning to attend
- Your intended major is Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbiology, or Zoology
- You meet the University standard to be considered a first-generation college student (neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree)
- You are not a member of the Regents’ Scholars program