2011-2012 UCSD McNair Program
By Melinda Rose
If you are considering a career as a researcher or university professor, I encourage you to see whether or not the UCSD McNair Program is right for you. My name is Tom K. Brown, and I’m the coordinator of UCSD’s McNair Program, which provides opportunities for first-generation college students from low-income families and students from underrepresented ethnic groups to prepare for graduate research and professorial careers.
I’m sending this message to announce that we are now accepting applications for admission to the 2011-2012 UCSD McNair Program. The program facilitates research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor in the winter and spring quarters of 2012 and during an 8-week summer program from late June through mid August of 2012. In the summer, thirty McNair students in all academic fields receive a $2,800.00 research stipend, free on-campus housing, and a free GRE preparatory course. McNair Scholars also participate in a series of seminars designed to prepare them for graduate study and careers in research.
Currently—through October 25th — we are accepting applications for early admission to the Program. We especially seek applications from students who will be juniors at UCSD in 2011-2012. Applications may be submitted online (see below for details).
To be eligible for the UCSD McNair Program, students must be UCSD juniors or seniors in the Winter Quarter of 2012 and must be either (1) a first-generation college student qualifying as “low income” by Federal Standards or (2) a member of an ethnic group underrepresented in American universities (African American, Native American, Chicano/Latino or Pacific Islander).
Applications are due on October 25th for the 2011-2012 McNair Program and are ordinarily submitted online. To submit an application, students will need to set up an account at our website. The website is in the Academic Enrichment Programs site (http://aep.ucsd.edu/default2.htm). Once there, click on “Programs” and then go to “McNair Program” and see “Application Process.” Once you have created an account, log on to the system and see the application.
The application requires a letter of recommendation by a faculty member (from UCSD or from a previous school if you recently transferred to UCSD), academic transcripts (these may be unofficial), and a statement of purpose (among other requirements) and so students should begin the application process soon.
Thank you very much for your attention! I look forward to receiving your application. Feel free to contact me by email, by telephone, or in person if you have any questions.
Tom K. Brown, Ph.D.
Room 206, Old Student Ctr. B
La Jolla, CA 92093-0311
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