McNair Scholars Program Information Session
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:00pm

Are you considering going to graduate school to achieve your academic, personal, and professional goals?

Do you come from a low-income background or are the first in your family to attend college?

Looking for an opportunity to pave the way toward further study in your field?

Have you heard about the McNair Scholars program and want to learn more?

Please bring your lunch and join the Institute for Sustainable Solutions for an information session about the program. on Thursday, April 10.

What: Information Session about the PSU Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

Who: Jolina Kwong Caputo, Associate Director, PSU McNair Scholars Program

When: Thursday, April 10; Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Market Center Building (4th and Market) in Room 115

Why: Learn about an exciting program that can help you reach your goals.

The PSU Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 program year. Applications are due on Monday, May 5, 2014 for the program cohort starting Winter 2015.

Additional eligibility information and program applications are available online at

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program works with motivated and talented undergraduates who want to pursue PhDs. Through academic seminars, the program introduces PSU juniors and seniors, who are first-generation and low-income, and/or members of under-represented groups, to academic research and to effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs. Scholars work closely with faculty mentors on original research projects.

Undergraduates in ALL majors are encouraged to apply!

Program benefits include:

  • A research internship & stipend to complete an original research project
  • One-on-one Faculty mentoring
  • Opportunities to participate in academic research conferences and other scholarly activities
  • Enrollment in the McNair program seminar
  • Participation in an active PSU and National McNair Scholar community