A new program introduced at Northern Michigan University helps students who are traditionally underrepresented in ph.d programs a chance to succeed. N.M.U is one of 185 university’s selected for the McNair Program nationwide. The program is a federal four year grant worth 8 hundred and 80 thousand dollars to help prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds for doctoral studies. Along with 28 hundred dollars stipend for their work, the 25 students will receive academic counseling, help in preparation for the graduate record exam along with guidance for graduate programs. The McNair program is for juniors and seniors.
The application process will be open later this fall.