Siena Heights University has been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Program. The institution will receive $252,560 to support 28 students per year for the five-year grant period.
SHU's McNair Scholars Program has been continually funded since 1992 and is the only private, liberal arts institution in Michigan to have this grant. Siena Heights was one of only approximately 160 programs to be awarded during this grant cycle.
The McNair Program serves low-income, first-generation college students and students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education. Grants are awarded based on a competitive process, which includes a scored program proposal and points awarded for the program's successful attainment of program objectives over the past five years.
“Current interim McNair Scholars Program Director Leah Mayer put forth a tremendous amount of effort to write the grant,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “Thanks to all who were involved with the submission process.”