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Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

This federal program at SIU Carbondale prepares undergraduates from underrepresented groups, including minority and first-generation/low-income students, for graduate study. SIU Carbondale's McNair Program (Woody Hall B-145, 453-4581) provides special learning experiences, GRE preparation services, and support to 26 juniors or seniors each year. Among other activities, students take part in a summer research institute and present research results at conferences.>>

Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

SIU Carbondale is a member of the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, a statewide coalition dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority students in science, mathematics, and engineering. Funded by the National Science Foundation, this program provides paid, mentored research experiences for undergraduates on campus.>>

Undergraduate Assistantships

The Undergraduate Assistantship program, coordinated through the Financial Aid Office, provides on-campus, paraprofessional employment opportunities for full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher. Students are able to work directly with a faculty member or professional-level staff member in a position related to their academic discipline or prospective career. Students are paid on a salary basis and work 10, 15, or 20 hours per week. A high percentage of assistantships entail working with faculty on research projects, so this is an excellent option for students interested in research.>>

Travel Support Program

This program occasionally makes small awards (up to $100 for travel within the continental U.S., up to $300 for international travel) to exceptional undergraduate students for travel to research sites or to give presentations at conferences. The student must also have funding from another campus unit. See the section on Student Travel Funds.>>

DOE Scholars Program

This summer program, administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), offers undergraduate students 10-week appointments at participating Department of Energy offices, laboratories, or facilities. It provides the opportunity to apply academic studies to DOE programs in science, engineering, safety, finance, project management, policy, planning, and other professional areas.>>

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