Apr 24, 2018  
2007-2008 General/Graduate Catalog - Expired August 2013 
2007-2008 General/Graduate Catalog - Expired August 2013 [Archived Catalog]

Special Academic Programs


McNair is one of the six TRIO programs funded by the US Department of Education to provide educational opportunity and support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate academic potential. The McNair Program at Truman State University seeks to increase the number of first-generation college and low-income students and students from underrepresented groups in higher education who eventually obtain doctoral degrees. In addition, McNair Scholars participate in research, mentoring, and other scholarly activities. Scholars participate in a pre-research internship during their sophomore year and a ten-week summer research internship during their junior year. During their senior year, the focus is on graduate school placement. They also receive assistance in graduating from Truman and enrolling in graduate school, as well as support in the completion of doctoral studies. McNair Scholars are matched with faculty mentors who assist them in achieving their individual post-baccalaureate educational goals. Trumans McNair Program meets the social, financial, academic, and information needs associated with gaining entry into and completing doctoral programs and addresses the nation-wide underrepresentation of its target groups in graduate programs.


The Scholastic Enhancement Experience (SEE) program is an opportunity for incoming freshmen from underrepresented communities to get a head start on college life during the summer before they begin the fall semester. During a five-week summer session, SEE scholars have a chance to attend classes for credit along with cultural activities, workshops, counseling and advising to help them prepare for the transition to college life. Each spring, up to four current Truman students are chosen to serve as mentors for the SEE scholars. For more information on employment opportunities or the program in general, contact the Multicultural Affairs Center in the Adair Building, (660) 785-4142, or the Admission Office in McClain Hall 205, (660) 785-4114.