Old capitol building in the fall


The 1stGen@Iowa Student Advisory Board, formed in Fall 2020, provides student input to the UI First-Generation Task Force, and offers valuable insight on task force efforts to inform and educate the campus community and develop strategies to better support first-generation students at the University of Iowa.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 - 2021 Academic Year!

Undergraduate students who identify as first-generation college students are invited to apply for the 2020 - 2021 Student Advisory Board. This year's term length is one semester (spring 2021). Future term lengths will be for one full academic year. 

Eligible Applicants:
For the 2020 – 2021 academic year, any currently enrolled undergraduate student who identifies as first-generation is eligible to apply for the 1stGen@Iowa Student Advisory Board. In the future, the Board will also include graduate and professional students.

What is a first-generation college student?
At the University of Iowa, first-generation students are those students who do not have a parent(s) or guardian(s) who completed a four-year degree. 

Term Lengths:

  • 2020 – 2021 Academic Year: Spring 2021 Semester
  • 2021 – beyond: 1 Full Academic Year (September 1 – April 30)

Time Commitment:
SAB members will attend 2 – 4, one-hour long meetings per semester during regular business hours

Applications Due:
December 18, 2020

Application Process:
The following materials should be submitted to angela-lamb@uiowa.edu by Friday, December 18, 2020.

  • Resume
  • Completed application (click here to download a FileWord file or PDF icon.pdf file)
  • Brief (250 words) letter of recommendation from a University of Iowa faculty or staff member. You may include this letter with your other application materials or ask your recommender to email it directly to angela-lamb@uiowa.edu; letters must be received by December 18th.    

Not sure how to ask for a letter of recommendation? Visit this website for some tips: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/recommendation-from-a-professor