Siena Heights University announced it received funding for the U.S. Department of Education's Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
Dr. Patricia Wallace, Ph.D., director of SHU’s McNair Scholars Program, said Siena Heights has been funded for five years. The institution will receive $246,000 in grant money per year.
“This grant prepares low-income, first-generation and minority students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities,” said Dr. Wallace of SHU’s McNair Program, which has been on the SHU campus since 1992. “We are very excited to continue the work of helping students go on to graduate school!”
Siena Heights’ McNair Program enables scholars from both SHU and Adrian College to receive a yearly stipend, attend graduate school fairs, visit graduate school programs, prepare for and take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and complete admissions and financial aid applications for graduate school. In addition, students are assigned faculty mentors to help with research projects.
For more information on the McNair Scholars Program at Siena Heights, please call 517-264-7157.