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.