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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of North Dakota is a program within the Division of Student Affairs, funded by the United States Department of Education.
Program participants are undergraduates, juniors, or seniors, who are first generation and low income, or who are from a group underrepresented at the doctoral level of the targeted departments. The McNair Program encourages students to prepare for graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and to develop the skills and student faculty mentor relationships vital to success at the doctoral level.
- Faculty mentor/student relationship established.
- Research skills developed both library and laboratory.
- Personal and emotional counseling.
- GRE preparation.
- Aid in graduate school admissions.
- Research stipends.
- Tutoring and support group involvement.
- Assistance in securing appropriate financial aid.
- Academic advisement.
- Various seminars and workshops related to graduate education.
- Conference travel and possible graduate school visitation.
- Tuition assistance
Students who have completed sophomore year (60 semester hours) and
1. Are first generation college student and low income
2. Are from a group underrepresented in doctoral studies.
Creative, independent, undergraduates with good writing skills and a GPA of 3.0 who posses intellectual curiosity and who are interested in conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Students interested in completing doctoral studies in one of the following targeted programs:
- Anatomy and Cell Biology
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Computer Science
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Other Programs possible-on individual basis
UND McNair Program receives 100% of its annual budget ($243,000) from the Dept. of Education.
Contact the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program: Assistant Director; Patrice Giese