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Diversity statement -- first generation student?


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Yes, you can write about this in a diversity statement because first generation students are a minority group. But keep in mind that there are other minority groups that are more under-represented than us first generation students. Especially at US schools, there are 6 particular groups of under-represented minorities that have special status by law. So, plainly and honestly discuss the challenges you faced as a first generation student, what you learned. And especially important for these diversity statements, also talk about any work you've done for minority group students (e.g. if you are a mentor to a first year undergrad etc.)

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