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MSU program for underrepresented students receives $1.2M in funding

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Montana State University received a $1.2 million grant Tuesday that will provide funding for the McNair Scholars Program.

The program is designed to support undergraduates who are minorities, first-generation, or low-income students in furthering their education.  Right now, MSU currently has 24 students in the McNair Scholars Program.

“The program means a lot to me because I was also a McNair Scholar and first-generation student,” said Katie DesLauriers, student support specialist for the McNair Scholars Program.

“As an undergraduate, I was gotten involved with a McNair Scholarship program and was teamed up with a mentor," said DesLauriers. "I worked on Undergraduate research and then I was accepted into graduate school and I continued on to finish my master's degree and now I get to work with McNair Scholars in the same place as undergraduates working on getting into grad school."

If you want to apply or learn more about the McNair scholarships, click here. 

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