News & Press Coverage

10 Things FLI Students Should Know

10/30/2020 – Abdur Sajid, FLI Network & Student Health & Wellness
Being a first-generation, limited-income (FLI) student, I had to maneuver through an extra dimension of college life. Despite all of this, my early days at Hopkins were a time of immeasurable growth. Here are 10 things I wish I knew when I first got here. Read more…

Home, Not Alone: How The Flores Family Stays Positive Through Home Learning And Houseguests

10/14/2020 – Koye Berry, Office of Parent and Family Relations
Gladys and Abdon have also contributed to Abigail’s switch to remote learning. “We wanted to make sure she felt comfortable while starting online school,” Gladys says, “so we made her a desk in her room so she could have a space that is quiet where she can concentrate.” But beyond space considerations, the Flores’s are happy to have their daughter home. Read more…

Way to go, new Jays! Johns Hopkins welcomes first members of Class of 2024

12/13/2019 – The Hub
A group of 682 talented high school students from around the globe who applied for early admission to Johns Hopkins University were offered admission today, making them the first members of the university’s undergraduate Class of 2024. Read more…

FLI students do not owe Bloomberg support

11/21/2019 – The Johns Hopkins Student Newsletter
This time last year, Michael Bloomberg announced that he would donate a historic $1.8 billion to the University, to be used exclusively for undergraduate financial aid and related services. Read more…

FLI students discuss post-graduation success

11/14/2019 – The Johns Hopkins Student Newsletter
As part of its Food for Thought Dinner Series, the Hopkins First-Generation, Low-Income (FLI) Network hosted a talk called “Post-Graduation Realities from a FLI Perspective” on Thursday, Nov. 7. The Network is part of the University’s mission to help FLI students share their backgrounds and flourish. Read more… 

Hopkins FLI Network hosts National First-Generation College Student Day

11/14/2019 – The Johns Hopkins Student Newsletter
The Hopkins community celebrated National First-Generation College Student Day on Keyser Quad on Nov. 8. The First-Generation, Limited-Income (FLI) Network, part of the Center for Student Success, organized the event, which included tabling, free food, T-shirt giveaways, music and a photo booth. Read more…

For many first-gen students, “the stakes feel higher”

11/08/2019 – The Hub
Sophomore Dannis Cazarez arrived at Johns Hopkins in 2018 from a small town in North Carolina, one of a growing number of first-generation students at the university. “For a lot of students here, their families are providing for them,” she says. “But for us, it’s the opposite. Our families depend on us.” Read more…

Is Hopkins supporting its growing FLI and international student population?

11/07/2019 – The Johns Hopkins Student Newsletter
For many of us, the transition to college life was difficult. For first-generation, limited-income (FLI) students and international students, however, that transition can be even more complex. The University has made commendable efforts to provide additional support. We question, however, whether it has done enough. Read more…

How is the University supporting FLI students?

11/07/2019 – The Johns Hopkins Student Newsletter
FLI Network was launched during the summer of 2018, the Network is comprised of students, staff and faculty. Its purpose is to promote solidarity and belonging among students who are from low-income families or who are the first in their family to attend college. The Network will host National First-Generation College Student Day this Friday, Nov 8. Read more…

Celebrating National First-gen Day

11/04/2019 – The Office of Parent and Family Relations
Johns Hopkins will highlight the success of first-generation students and bring attention to campus partners and resources during our celebration. Students, faculty, and staff can socialize, listen to music, enjoy I’M First or FLI (first-generation, limited income) Proud refreshments and give-aways, or participate in other activities that promote awareness of first-generation students. Read more…

Johns Hopkins strengthens support for first-generation and limited-income students

05/16/2019 – The HUB
FLI Network, launched last summer, helps cultivate a sense of belonging and inclusion among first-generation and limited-income students. Read more…

Bloomberg’s record gift helps Johns Hopkins realize key goal of need-blind admissions

11/26/2018 – The HUB
Michael R. Bloomberg’s historic $1.8 billion gift in support of financial aid at Johns Hopkins will fuel student access and mobility, ensuring that a Hopkins education is within reach for qualified, high-achieving students, regardless of their ability to pay. Read more…

Johns Hopkins president, his wife establish $1M endowment to aid first-generation college students

02/23/2017 – The HUB
Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and his wife, faculty member Joanne Rosen, are establishing a $1 million financial aid endowment for undergraduates who are among the first in their families to attend college. Read more…