Siena Heights University (SHU) has been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Program. 

On October 1, 2022, the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Program at SHU will begin its sixth, five-year grant cycle and the 31st year at SHU. SHU is one of six Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Programs in Michigan and prior to this cycle, one of only 187 programs in the United States. SHU’s TRIO program grant for the McNair Scholars Program began in 1992 and since its establishment 30 years ago the program has been able to support hundreds of scholars on their path to graduate school. The grant is hosted by Siena Heights University and serves eligible students at Siena Heights, Adrian College, and Aquinas College. 

The McNair Program serves income-eligible, first-generation college students and students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education. Grants are awarded based on a competitive process, which includes a scored program proposal and points awarded for the program’s successful attainment of program objectives over the past five years. 

“I am very proud of the life-changing opportunities that the McNair Program provides to Scholars. I am proud that we have been selected again to honor the life and success of Ronald E. McNair by providing these opportunities for Scholars for years to come,” said Heather Moore, McNair Program Director at Siena Heights University.

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