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UW McNair Program Seeking Applicants


February 6, 2009 — The University of Wyoming McNair Scholars Program is now accepting applications for free graduate school preparation and summer internships for UW juniors and seniors.

Winners will receive a paid research internship of $3,600, mentoring from UW faculty members, GRE (Graduate Record Exam) preparation classes, academic support and tutoring and assistance with the graduate school application process.

Eligible applicants are first-generation college students and qualify either as limited income or Native American, African American or Hispanic students. Students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and have junior class standing at the close of the spring 2009 semester. US citizenship is required, as is the desire to earn a Ph.D.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the McNair Scholars Program is part of the federal TRIO programs that help students to overcome financial, cultural, social or academic barriers. UW offers six TRIO programs with outreach sites located throughout the state.

For more information, please contact the McNair Scholars office at (307) 766-6189 or drop by the Student Educational Opportunity Programs office in Room 311 of Knight Hall.

Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009

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