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McNair Scholars Program: February 15

January 10, 2012, Volume 58, No. 17

The McNair Scholars Program at Penn is currently accepting applications from eligible sophomores for its 2012 cohort. McNair Scholars are academically talented undergraduates with an expressed commitment to pursuing a research PhD. who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in doctoral programs: low-income, first-generation college students, and/or students who are members of ethnic or racial groups currently underrepresented in graduate education: African American/black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Native American/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander. The program provides research training, early scholarly experiences, and preparation for the graduate school application process and doctoral study. Penn undergraduates from all majors and schools are eligible to apply.

Do you know any sophomores who might be good candidates for the Penn McNair Scholars Program?  If so, please nominate them by sending a message with their names and contact information to the program at mcnairsp@pobox.upenn.edu. Faculty, staff members, and graduate instructors are also urged to refer potential applicants to the McNair Scholars website at www.vpul.upenn.edu/aap/mcnair for complete eligibility guidelines and application materials.  The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012.

—Rebecca Poyourow, Associate Director,
McNair Scholars Program

Almanac - January 10, 2012, Volume 58, No. 17