Graduate College to Fund Assistantships for McNair Scholars

Applications and letters of recommendation are due in the Graduate College by Monday, April 1

The McNair Scholars program is available at about 140 colleges/universities across the country. About 2500 undergraduates from many different majors have these scholarships. To be selected, a student must show promise for academic success, be interested in pursuing a graduate degree when the bachelor’s degree is completed, and must either be: a) from an underrepresented minority group; b) from a low-income family; or c) the first person in his/her family to attend college. In addition to financial support, these McNair Scholars are provided opportunities to be involved in research with faculty members, both at their respective colleges and at other institutions in the summer.

These McNair Scholars are highly sought after when they graduate, and Missouri State would like to have more of them entering graduate programs. The Graduate College is encouraging graduate programs to recruit McNair Scholars, and is trying to help. To this end, it is offering to fund next year 1-2 special graduate assistantships (monthly stipend and tuition waiver) for graduate students who are McNair Scholars. Applications for these assistantships must include letters of recommendation, and are due in the Graduate College by April 1. Applicants must already be admitted to a graduate program for next year. More information can be obtained on the graduate college website.

View McNair graduate assistantship information

Find more information about other events in this week’s Provost Communiqué.

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