Cardoza, K. (2016, January 20). First-generation college students are not succeeding in college, and money isn’t the problem. The Washington Post. Retrieved from

When an unlikely full ride scholarship recipient drops out of college a year after starting, the likely reason would be because of financial needs. However, as the author points out, the real reasons are because of unanticipated barriers: academic, social and cultural, as well as their own internal self-doubt. The author suggests out how colleges can be supportive of first generation, low income students, so that they can be successful in their academic careers.