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The SIU Carbondale McNair Scholars Program helps students realize their full potential by providing enriching educational experiences for low-income, first-generation college students and members of underserved groups in higher education. Beginning with a strong mentoring network, McNair scholars are fully supported and engaged in educational and professional development activities that lay the foundation for stellar research and academic skills. Our McNair Scholars Program promotes academic excellence, success in graduate school, and the achievement of a PhD – confirming there’s no such thing as too much ambition when it comes to educational goals.      

McNair Scholars Program News

Where Greatness is Achieved

Program Highlights

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Several Scholars presented at the 2016 Undergraduate Creative Activities & Research Forum. The UCARF is held each spring to celebrate research, scholarly, and creative activities of SIU Carbondale undergraduate students in all disciplines. Congratulations on all those who participated and for your hard work! Click here to see more about the presentations.

Program Recognition

Summer Research Institute is fastly approaching! The 8 week intensive research program is designed to prepare our students to successfully transition to conducting research at the graduate level. We would also like to congratulate and recognize our 2016 Summer Research Institute participants:

Danette Abernathy
Norris Akpan
Rudy Bacette
Shayla Brown
Lloyd Coakley
Baylen Earles
Jordan Holman
Trevor Keen
Daniel Morales
Emily Peterson
Jorden Thomas
Yahaira Heller-Vargas

Senior Scholar Highlights

We would like to congratulate and recognize our Senior Scholars as they embark on the next chapter in their lives. The Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Graduating McNair Scholars are: (Left to right; Fall denoted with *) Essence Brown, Timothy DeKoster, Brenda Escutia*, Shantel Franklin, Raven Gougis, Demetrius Green, Ashani Hamilton*, Dakota Justice, Terilyn Mahome, Nina Moore, Gabrielle Morris, Leslie Murray, Michael Sall, Magan Snowden, and Ivan Vargas

Picture of Essence Brown, McNair Scholar Picture of Timothy DeKoster, McNair Scholar Picture of Brenda Escutia, McNair Scholar Picture of Shantel Franklin, McNair Scholar
Picture of Raven Gougis, McNair Scholar Picture of Demetrius Green, McNair Scholar Picture of Ashani Hamilton, McNair Scholar Picture of Dakota Justice, McNair Scholar
Picture of Terilyn Mahome, McNair Scholar Picture of Nina Moore, McNair Scholar Picture of Gabrielle Morris, McNair Scholar Picture of Leslie Murray, McNair Scholar
Picture of Michael Sall, McNair Scholar Picture of Magan Snowden, McNair Scholar Picture of Ivan Vargas, McNair Scholar

Junior Scholar Hightlights

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The McNair Scholars Program encourages our students to broaden their horizons and make lasting connections within their respective fields. Check out how our Junior Scholars are making a difference.

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