"I want to thank you guys again for doing such a fabulous job over my time at the College. I am sitting here today because of hard work, yes on my end, but also because of your diligent efforts during the process both last year and when I was applying for their SURF program. So thanks again. I can't give enough credit to the McNair program for helping to get me motivated and interested in research. I was able to use some of the research I did in the McNair program for my dissertation."
"While working on a literature review for my Evidence-Based Practice Through Research course, it brings my thoughts back to CSS. While I have dismissed many earlier prompts to reconnect with you, apparently, nothing has had the power to motivate me like the force of school-work avoidance. My experiences as a McNair scholar benefit my studies every day. I approach the material with a bit of familiarity, which makes it easier to digest. I am grateful for the research project I did back then. I can hardly believe I accomplished it. It was elementary work, but I had great mentors and the accomplishment enriched my understanding of all research studies."
"I feel that the McNair Scholars Program at The College of St. Scholastica provided me with opportunities that better prepared me for graduate school such as: conducting and writing my own research project and paper, working closely with a faculty mentor on this project, presenting my research at the State Capitol, and attending conferences."
"The McNair Program has opened a window of opportunities for me that I did not realize existed. Without McNair assistance, I would not have been able to visit such prestigious universities. The McNair Program has made a substantial difference in my life."
"All aspects of the McNair program empower minorities and students from working-class backgrounds to advance intellectually in ways that, under different conditions, might have been simply impossible. I am absolutely certain that my experiences as a McNair scholar ensured that I was accepted into an English Ph.D. program."
"I have to say that the experience I have gotten with McNair really put me ahead of the pack in terms of research. I am so thankful that I was able to be a part of it."
"I can't give enough credit to the McNair program for helping to get me motivated and interested in research. I was able to use some of the research I did in the McNair program for my dissertation."
"I just wanted to send a quick email with an update letting you know that I'm finally done with my Master's program and I will graduate on January 23rd. Even though I still have about three weeks till graduation, I don't have anytime to rest because I got accepted to the Doctoral of Education (Ed.D.) program at Saint Mary's University and I start classes next Monday. I'm pretty excited and looking forward to a new journey."