Aspire Program


Aspire Rock Climbing


Do I Qualify To Join Aspire? 

To join Aspire you must be a first-year student AND meet 1 of the 3 requirements listed below: 

  1. Identify as an individual from an under representative background
  2. Identify as low-income (defined as those who are eligible to receive Pell Grants)
  3. Be a first-generation student (defined as neither parents completed a four-year degree)

When Can I Apply To The Aspire Program? 

Applications are currently open for Fall 2021! Apply today

*Please note Aspire can take up to 30 students per year. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon meeting eligibility criteria and space availability

How Do students Get Paired With Their Mentors? 


New students who are accepted into the Aspire Program are paired with an upperclassman who has been attending UW-River Falls for more than 1 academic year. New students who are otherwise known as "Mentees" are paired with their mentor based on information shared on their application. For example, our application asks for major/career interests, clubs and organization interests, and any services and resources you are interested in. Completing this section will help pair you with the most compatible mentor. So, the more detail you provide, the easier it is to pair you with a mentor that is right for you! 

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Student Success Center


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