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Administration 214
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4114


Be a McNair Scholar!

Posted: 10/17/2012 - 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:

“I know that you, and my mentors, have taught me not only how to succeed in every endeavor I face, but also have given me the confidence to pursue these types of responsibilities and opportunities.”

“This has been the best experience of my life.”

“Before being part of the McNair Scholars Program I was unsure of myself as a researcher and writer. Honestly, I was scared to death! Thanks to the program and your gracious guidance I am confident in my skills and of future things to come. Thank you.”

The McNair Scholars Program provides mentoring, informational seminars, graduate campus visits, assistance with applications, and individual $2,800 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, so do not wait.

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.