Southeast awarded $1.1 million student achievement grant | Schools
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri State University says they have been awarded a five-year $1.1 million federal grant that benefits several students.
The Ronald E. McNair post baccalaureate achievement program benefits first generation, limited income and underrepresented students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
According to the university, the program began at Southeast in October 2003.
The McNair Scholars Program is one of the seven federal TRIO programs.
School officials say this was the most competitive grant application process in the program’s history. At the beginning of the competition, 187 programs existed. In June 2012, 334 proposals were submitted for review, and only 134 were funded.
Across the state, there were five programs, and now four remain. Southeast says they will work closely with the other McNair programs located at Truman State University, the University of Central Missouri and University of Missouri-Columbia.
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