The EIP, McNair Scholars, and GO-MAP programs are once again sponsoring a Graduate School Recruitment Fair for UW students. This year, the Recruitment Fair will take place in Mary Gates Hall on Thursday, May 15, the day before the Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event runs from noon-3pm and includes raffle prizes. OPEN TO ALL!
You are invited to the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Student Art Show Opening next Wednesday, April 16th from 3:30-5pm. Enjoy some light refreshments while viewing and celebrating the student artwork displayed in EXPD, 171 Mary Gates Hall.
The Ronald E. McNair Program is federally funded by the Department of Education to prepare low-income, first generation undergraduates and undergraduates from underrepresented groups for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. The Department of Education’s web page provides more information at http://www.ed.gov/programs/triomcnair/index.html.
The program offers a challenging and supportive environment that is conducive to learning and personal/professional development. As a McNair Scholar, you will receive:
The support of McNair Program Advisors
Generous research stipends and travel allowances
Workshops on the graduate school application process
Assistance in locating graduate schools
Access to standardized test preparation software
Access to tutoring and the OMA Instructional Center
Assistance in locating and applying to research internships
Assistance in locating funding/financial aid resources
Opportunities for participation in research conferences
To be eligible for acceptance into the McNair Program, you must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the University of Washington. In addition, you:
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (neither parent or legal guardian has a Bachelor’s degree) OR
Must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander)
Must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program
Must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program)
Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
The Presidential Scholarship is intended to support students who have clearly demonstrated scholastic achievement, an interest in research, and graduate degree goals. The award will be for the 2013-2014 academic year. Upon receipt of the award, students will be expected to submit a formal research proposal, conduct three consecutive quarters of research, meet regularly with the EIP staff, present their year’s work at the joint Early Identification/McNair Program Annual Spring Research Conference and concurrent Undergraduate Research Symposium, and comply with the other requirements of Presidential Scholars. Awards are contingent upon the continued availability of funds.
An applicant should be either an Early Identification Program or Ronald E. McNair Program student who:
1. Is interested in conducting a research project with the supervision of a faculty member for the three
consecutive quarters of the 2013-2014 academic year;
2. Plans to attend graduate school; and
3. Has a minimum of 125 credits.
Priority given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who regularly use the services of the EIP/McNair programs.