Rochester, N.Y. - The University of Rochester received a grant to help students with disadvantaged backgrounds.
The 5-year, $1,282,955 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will support the University of Rochester’s Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which assists students from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue and attain PhD degrees.
The Department of Education’s Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program provides funds to universities throughout the country.
“This Department of Education grant will help boost the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing graduate education–a critical need in our increasingly diverse nation,” said Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester. “Through the work of the Kearns Center, promising undergraduates will receive the resources and mentoring that are key to success at the University and in their subsequent careers.”