Friday, December 6, 2019

Apply for the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program

The U of M Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2020. The goal of McNair Scholars is to give low-income first-generation or underrepresented undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare them for entry into graduate school.
Become a McNair scholar!

The U of M Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2020.

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare them for entry into graduate school.

During a 10-week summer research program, students:
  • Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school
  • Receive a $3,500 stipend
  • Earn three course credits (EDHD 3300: Engaging the Research Process)
  • Conduct research with a professor
  • Develop a quality research paper
  • Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae)
  • Present research at poster sessions held on campus
Qualifications:
  • First-generation and income-eligible (typically Pell Grant-eligible) college students, or students from an underrepresented group
  • GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Full-time sophomore or junior
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Students with a STEM focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans.

The application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.  Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the scheduled information sessions to ask questions about the program, the application process, and receive feedback on personal statements. Review the application requirements, process and information.

Questions can be sent to either Anthony Albecker at albecker@umn.edu, or mcnair@umn.edu.

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