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Concord McNair Program Invites BSC Students to Become McNair Scholars

  • Created
    Thursday, August 25 2011
  • Created by
    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu
mcnair Concord University's 2011 McNair Scholars
at North Carolina A&T University

Twelve McNair Scholars completed an intensive month-long Summer Research Internship at Concord University in June 2011.  They attended several seminars on graduate admissions and the research process, began conducting faculty-supervised research in their major, and visited prospective graduate schools in 5 states (NC, OH, TN, VA, and WV).  Two other Scholars conducted research at off-campus sites, one in China and the other in Colorado.  Over the next academic year, each Scholar is expected to complete and present his/her research in a professional venue such as the University of Maryland at Baltimore County McNair Research Conference or Concord University’s Undergraduate Research Day.  In return, the McNair Program offers Scholars an opportunity to earn academic credit through Concord University for their research and a stipend of up to $2800.

The McNair Scholars Program is a sister TRIO Program to Student Support Services.   It provides academically talented college students from disadvantaged backgrounds with access to training and resources designed to make the transition into graduate or professional school smooth and successful.  Each Fall, Concord’s McNair Program recruits sophomores and juniors (with at least a 2.80 cumulative GPA) from within as well as from Bluefield State College and West Virginia State University.  If you would like more information on the McNair Scholars Program, please contact the McNair Office at (304) 384-6019 or lkarnes@concord.edu.  Applications are currently being accepted for the 2011-12 academic year.  All majors are welcome!