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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: September 15, 1999

Grant Helps Prepare First-Generation Students for Advanced Study

A new $760,000 grant will help California State University, Sacramento prepare low-income, first-generation students for study at the master's and doctoral level.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Grant will provide funds for 24 juniors and seniors to participate in academic year and summer activities. Twelve of the students will be selected to participate in summer research projects with faculty members.

The grant is through the U.S. Department of Education, and provides $190,000 each year for four years.

"This is an exciting new program for our students," said Isabel Hernandez-Serna, assistant vice president for academic affairs, educational equity and student retention. "It affords them the opportunity to work closely with faculty and to prepare themselves for advanced studies within their respective disciplines."

Applications are available in Lassen Hall 3014 and are being accepted through Oct. 8 for the current academic year. More information is available at 278-6859.


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