- Student can be any major.
- Student is taking classes full time (so at least 12 credits).
- Student identifies as a first-generation college student. UMass Lowell identifies a student as being a first-generation college student if neither of their parents/guardians completed a four-year college degree. First-generation identity, however, is often much more complicated than that, and more inclusively defined it refers to anyone who feels like, for whatever reasons, that they are not able to draw on the college-related expertise of someone within their family network who has direct and relevant experience in the U.S. higher education system.
- Student demonstrates a willingness to be a positive, contributing member of the campus community.