We'll Help You Succeed

Financial aid and scholarships, tutoring and mentoring, and engaging student life opportunities are waiting for you at LVC.

Calling All First-Generation
College Students.

We are excited to announce the expansion of our successful Dutchmen First program designed to support first-generation students through their transition to college.

A first-generation college student is a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. Being a first-generation college student is something to be proud of, and we hope you are as excited as we are that you have chosen to complete your undergraduate degree at Lebanon Valley College.

Through the program, you’ll connect with other first-generation students to learn about topics important to your adjustment and success at Lebanon Valley. Each student will also be paired with an LVC faculty member or staff mentor who will share their first-generation experience and advice as the first to earn a college degree in their family.

Students who complete Dutchmen First will receive a $500 scholarship, renewable for your future years at LVC.

Program requirements include:

  • Attending monthly luncheons/presentations throughout the year.
  • Attending coaching sessions.
  • Completing all required pre-arrival online assignments (required of all students).
  • Making satisfactory academic progress, earning a minimum GPA of 2.4 and completing at least 24 credits.

If this sounds great to you, sign up now.

For questions about the program, contact Vince Pantalone, coordinator of retention support programs, by email at pantalon@lvc.edu or call 717-867-6259.

Lebanon Valley College professor Helga McCullough

Dr. Helga McCullough Shares Her Experience

"I was part of a similar program when I was an undergraduate student. I am really excited that LVC has started Dutchmen First because it is so helpful to see and hear about the successes of others with similar backgrounds. When I was an undergrad, it was also just really nice to know that there was someone I could go to that may be able to help with struggles specific to first-generation college students."