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Augsburg College receives $760,000 McNair grant

July 13, 1999

Augsburg College has been awarded a four-year, $760,000 grant from the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program of the United States Department of Education.

The intent of the McNair program is to enroll more low-income, first-generation college students and/or underrepresented students in Ph.D. programs with an eventual outcome of entering the profession of college or university teaching.

The Augsburg program will serve students by providing them with a research experience with mentor faculty, opportunities to participate in a teaching mentorship, and assistance in applying for admission to Ph.D. programs and obtaining financial aid.

There are two other McNair Programs in Minnesota-at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the College of St. Scholastica, said Marie McNeff, Augsburg vice president of academic and learning services.

McNeff said a director for Augsburg's program will be named by the end of the summer.

Visit the McNair Program website.