McNair Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

In case you are not familiar with our program, we are a federally funded program which helps prepare first generation, low income and minority students for graduate school.

The grant targets students who will be entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2012, who are low-income and first generation or hold minority status and works with them for two years to develop their research and writing skills in preparation for graduate school entrance.  A McNair Scholar will:

· enter a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a Mercy College faculty researcher in his/her field of interest,

· experience on-site research at nearby historical sites,

· visit graduate school campuses,

· enjoy cultural events,

· attend national conferences,

· improve writing, math, computer and presentation skills,

· present his/her research at local or national forums,

· have use of a laptop computer,

· prepare for the GRE exam,

· receive help with the graduate school application process,

· and, in general, develop a graduate school “mind set.”

The link to our application is: Interview slots are quickly filling up as our program starts in MAY.   Please Contact: Mary Oleksowicz, Program Coordinator at914-674-7810 or via email at [email protected] to obtain your application today.