Enhancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Graduate School through the McNair Scholars Program

OCTOBER 28, 2021 | 10:30-11:00

Presented By:

Dr. Anthony Parker-Gills

Session Description:

The McNair Scholars Program is a TRIO program that prepares high-achieving first-generation, low-socioeconomic and underrepresented undergraduate students for the rigor of doctoral studies. Unlike most McNair Programs, the McNair Scholars Program at Saint Louis University also serves students that attend other institutions throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan region including Harris Stowe State University, Washington University in St. Louis, Webster University, Fontbonne University and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Over the past four program years the McNair Scholars Program has successfully matriculated a plethora of first-generation, low-socioeconomic and underrepresented students into graduate programs in Missouri and across the country. Furthermore, since 2019 McNair scholars have earned over 2.2 million dollars in graduate school funding. During this presentation participants, will learn how the McNair Scholars Program built a successful pipeline to graduate school for first-generation, low-socioeconomic and underrepresented students. Moreover, participants will learn how the McNair Scholars Program built successful partnerships with institutions throughout the St. Louis region in efforts to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in graduate education.

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Dr. Anthony Parker-Gills


McNair Scholars Program