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Administration 214
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4114


Be a McNair Scholar!

Posted: 10/3/2012 - We are looking for juniors to join the next class of McNair Scholars, and I am writing to encourage you to consider applying. The McNair Scholars Program is designed to serve first-generation, low-income and/or undergraduates underrepresented by ethnicity or race to prepare for graduate study towards a Ph.D. Students who have been part of this program say it has changed their lives.

If you are seriously interested in graduate school, do you know what you need to do to apply? Do you know how to investigate potential graduate programs and secure funding to pay for graduate school? Do you know how to put together a strong application? Do you know what would be expected of you once you get into graduate school?

Do you want to get paid $2,800 plus expenses this summer to work on your own research project?

The McNair Scholars Program provides mentoring, informational seminars, graduate campus visits, assistance with applications, and individual paid research internships...everything you need to successfully enter and succeed in graduate school.

To be eligible to apply, a student MUST meet the following 3 conditions: 1. be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, 2. be an undergraduate maintaining at least a 2.75 GPA (3.0 or above preferred) who will have completed at least 60 credits before the end of spring 2013 and who is seriously planning graduate studies at the doctoral level and interested in conducting research under the guidance of faculty mentors, and 3. be a first-generation and low-income student (generally that means neither parent graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree and that financial assistance is needed to pay for college) OR be a student from an ethnic or racial group underrepresented in graduate studies.

Applications are currently being accepted. Completed applications are due no later than noon on Oct. 31st.

To apply and/or find out more about the program, call 660-543-8830 or stop in 127 Humphreys to schedule a personal interview with the McNair Academic Coordinator, Dr. Kari Azevedo.

Come to one of our hour-long recruitment information sessions: Thursday, Oct. 11th or Friday, October 12th They will be held both days at 10:00 am and 11:00 am in Union 231.

McNair Scholar, Jeffrey Markworth, will be displaying his McNair research entitled, “The Illustration Process: Developing a Narrative from Concept to Execution,” in JCKL Library in the display cases along the north hallway through the month of October.