What We Do

Our program is designed to help academically talented students from traditionally underserved backgrounds reach their potential by earning a doctoral degree.  We work closely to help students navigate their undergraduate career through academic counseling, financial aid assistance, mentoring, summer research opportunities, seminars, tutoring, and more.

Staff Information

Dolli Lutes

Dolli Lutes

McNair Scholars Program Director

Dolli Lutes has been working with the GVSU McNair Scholars Program since 2002. She has masters degrees in Social Work and Industrial and Organization Psychology from Western Michigan University. She received her undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University. Before working at GVSU she worked with Aquinas College as the Associate Director of the Counseling and Career Services office. She taught career development classes, did career and personal counseling and ran the centralized internship program. Earlier in her career she worked in human services for over 12 years.

Graduate Assistant

Kate Cole is the Graduate Assistant for the GVSU McNair Scholars Program. She is currently in the Master of Occupational Therapy program at GVSU. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from GVSU.




McNair Scholars is a TRiO program funded through the United States Department of Education and Grand Valley State University.