Office of US Rep Shea-Porter - Shea-Porter Announces UNH Grant

Funding to Assist Low-Income, First Generation College Students

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that University of New Hampshire Graduate School of Academic Affairs has been awarded a $279,000 federal grant under the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

The McNair Program grant is provided through the Department of Education.  It provides universities with funding to assist low-income, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for doctoral study.

I am very pleased to announce this grant award,” stated Congresswoman Shea-Porter.  “It will be invaluable to UNH and the students of New Hampshire.”

The University of New Hampshire will be able to use the funds for a variety of programs and services for students, including opportunities for research, summer internships, seminars, tutoring, academic counseling, graduate school admissions and financial assistance, mentoring programs, and cultural events.