American Indian students with a 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply for the prestigious McNair Program, which will fast-track them for graduate school. The TRiO McNair Scholars Office is currently accepting applications for fall 2013. The McNair Scholars Program aims to successfully prepare scholars for entrance into graduate school. The ultimate goal of the program is for scholars to achieve a Ph.D. within ten years of graduating from Bemidji State University. The program is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education and named after the late Ronald E. McNair who perished on the space shuttle Challenger in 1986.
The main components of the program include conducting original research under the guidance of a faculty mentor and receiving training in writing, communication and graduate school preparation. Scholars receive financial support and travel opportunities that include presenting their research at conferences, visiting their top-choice graduate school and attending cultural activities.
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