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First-year students invited to apply for a McKearn fellowship

November 8, 2016

The McKearn Fellows Program will soon begin accepting applications for the 2017-2020 cohort. This program provides an unparalleled educational experience by creating coursework and an activity plan that feeds intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit and supports future career plans. Students are able to explore research, artistry, leadership, and civic, social and global engagement in their selected field of study. Additionally, students selected for this program have opportunities to receive funding for participating and attending local, regional, national and international conferences within their field along with other opportunities to advance personally and professionally.

Several informational sessions on the McKearn Fellows Program have been scheduled to provide interested students information on the program. Those dates are Tuesday, Nov. 8, Monday, Nov. 21, Thursday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Jan. 19. All sessions will start at 6 p.m. and will be held at Altgeld Hall, room 125.

The application submission period will open after Thanksgiving break. The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. All questions can be directed to [email protected] We hope to see your application!