Kelli Bowers graduated in December 2019 as a sociology major and GVSU McNair Scholar.
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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program’s goal is to increase the number of underrepresented and/or first-generation and limited-income students in Ph.D. programs and careers across the country. That is, first-generation students with significant financial need (Pell eligible), or members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in careers that require Ph.D.s. The program accepts students from all disciplines.
Scholars participate in a 15-month program that includes academic and career counseling, tutoring, GRE preparation, graduate school application preparation, academic writing preparation. The program also includes a $4,000 stipend and subsidized housing during the 12-week intensive summer research portion of the program. Scholars will also have access to funding for conference travel and graduate school visits, among other benefits.
Two of Grand Valley's McNair Scholars earned full scholarships to begin their doctoral degree programs at Michigan State University in the fall semester.
May 21, 2021