The Dr. Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at The University of Southern Mississippi, also known as the McNair Scholars Program, is currently recruiting qualified student participants.
To qualify for the program, a student must be a first-generation college student and be income-eligible or from a group underrepresented in graduate education. Applicants must have accumulated at least 60 credit hours by the end of summer 2010 and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. A limited number of scholarships are available and the application deadline is Friday, May 14.
Each fall semester, a select group of students is chosen to participate in the program, which is geared toward preparing them for success in graduate school, and are paired with faculty mentors who direct and supervise their research. Participants also attend workshops, seminars, and an intensive Graduate Records Examination (GRE) prep course to help them succeed in graduate school.
Students interested in the program should visit the McNair Scholars Office in McLemore Hall, room 202 or call 601.266.6910 for more information. Online, visit http://www.usm.edu/mcnairscholars/
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.