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McNair Achievement Program Seeking
Juniors and Seniors to Join 10th Cohort

RELEASED: March 4, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, named in memory of the African-American astronaut who died in the 1986 Challenger disaster, seeks applications and nominations for the 10th cohort of scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The program provides numerous benefits to selected UW-Eau Claire juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic talent and plan to enter graduate school to pursue a doctorate.

McNair Scholars receive intensive mentoring, participate in the four McNair Seminars (IDIS 380, 381, 480, 481), undertake collaborative research with faculty members, and take part in the paid Summer Research Institute. The stipend for the McNair Summer Research Institute is $2,800; with additional tuition, housing and dining allowances, the value of the Summer Research Institute exceeds $5,800.

The program is a federally funded TRIO program that serves students who are either low-income and first-generation college students or members of groups underrepresented by race/ethnicity among recipients of research doctorates. Eligible students submit an application and are nominated by a faculty or academic staff member.

Interested students, faculty and academic staff can attend an information session at 2 p.m. March 5 or March 6 in the Birchwood Room of Davies Center. More information is available online or by contacting the McNair Office, Old Library 2134, at 715-836-4912.

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