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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

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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

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Please join us April 28, 2016 from 4:30-6:00p.m. in John C. Guyton Auditorium as we celebrate our graduates, welcome our new scholars, and invite Dr. Sydney Dillard, 2003 McNair Scholar, to share about her journey to a doctoral degree. Refreshments will be served in the rotunda area from 4:30p.m. until 5:00p.m. Click here to access the invitation and we look forward to seeing you there.

We would also like to congratulate and recognize our two newest scholars:

Danette Abernathy
Harleigh Williams

Senior Scholar Highlights

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We would like to congratulate Leslie Murray, Shantel Franklin, Demetrius Green, Gabrielle Morris, Magan Snowden, and Timothy DeKoster on their recent acceptance into graduate programs. For more information about each scholar's acceptance, please click here.

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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