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"As a transfer student, I had no idea on how to be successful at UC Davis. One of my counselors at my community college encouraged me to apply to McNair. I knew I wanted to do research, but I had no idea on how to do it or what the necessary steps were," says Carolina Tavarez, a junior majoring in Spanish and minoring in Education. "After looking at the application and reading about the program on the web, I was sure that this program was what I needed to be a successful student at UC Davis."
Tavarez, who is researching Haiti's education system and working on a project to improve its costly Foreign Language programs and the way they interact with the Haitian economy, says that students should just apply. "You will find support, not only academically, but emotionally and even true friendship. The program will give you the necessary skills to become a well prepare grad student. It will open many doors not only in Davis, but in the entire nation and even outside the U.S.," she says.
May 22, 2012
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. The program, commonly known as the McNair Scholars Program, is dedicated to providing research-related experiences and academic support to talented undergraduates. The program serves first-generation college students from low-income families and students from populations underrepresented in graduate education.
Applications are available to all eligible full-time undergraduate students at UC Davis. Eligibility requirements include having a GPA of 3.00 or better, 90 quarter units (60 semester units) complete at time of entry and at least two years remaining before graduation. Students that plan to apply must identify as a low-income and first-generation college student OR a member of a group underrepresented in graduate study (Chicano/Latino, African American/Black, Native American). They must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with an intention to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation. (This program is not open to students pursuing professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, management or law.)
All majors are welcome to apply and students who have transferred from a community college are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are available on the McNair website. Students can also e-mail, fax or call the McNair office to have an application mailed to them.
Students who participate in the McNair Scholars Program receive benefits such as academic, career, and personal counseling, mentoring by faculty, preparation for the GRE, assistance in applying to graduate school, paid travel to professional and research conferences, training in research methodology, and a summer research internship with a research stipend of up to $2,800.
If faculty and staff wish to nominate a student to become a McNair Scholar, they should e-mail Director Siria Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the student's name and student ID number, if possible, to determine student's eligibility.
Applications are due to the McNair office on June 30.
To learn more, feel free to visit the McNair Scholars Program office in Suite 2300 at the Student Community Center, call them at (530) 752-7486, or look over the McNair website. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!
-- By Deonna Anderson
Last Updated: April 10, 2013