McNair Scholars Program Main Content
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
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.
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:
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
Junior Scholar Hightlights
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.