Paid Campus Visits/Diversity Initiatives

Ohio State Office of Inclusion and Diversity Opportunities



University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering



Indiana University

Getting You into IU!

Getting You into IU (GU2IU) is a multi-day recruitment program that brings underrepresented and minority prospective Ph.D. and M.F.A. applicants to Indiana University Bloomington to learn about the programs they are interested in applying and to get a first hand view of the campus and community. IU pays all the costs of the visit, including lodging, transportation, meals, and travel to and from the airport.

The 2013 Getting You into IU program takes place October 13–15. Apply by the September 6 deadline. You’ll be notified of whether you are accepted by September 20, and we’ll ask for you to respond with your decision by September 24.

The program is open to underrepresented and minority undergraduate seniors and master’s students interested in applying to specific Ph.D. and M.F.A programs.



Saint Louis University

My name is Matt Lisko and I am the Graduate Admission Counselor for Saint Louis University. I would like to take this time to inform you of the countless opportunities SLU has to offer for your McNair Scholars’ next step towards a graduate education.

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University has offered graduate education since 1832 and has more than 60 graduate programs, certificates, and advanced dual degree program. These programs give students the opportunity to work closely with the best faculty and professionals in their chosen field.  In March 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 20 of our graduate programs in the top 100 in the nation and recognized six SLU programs in the top 25.

Located in the heart of Saint Louis city, our university is rooted in the Catholic Jesuit ideals of educating the whole person.  We know that McNair Scholars are interested in research, theory, and knowledge, striving to reach new heights and pursue goals for the service and betterment of humanity.

In order to help scholars achieve these goals, SLU also offers two types of fellowships: the Presidential Fellowships and Diversity Fellowships. Presidential Fellowships are awarded to newly accepted Master’s or Doctoral level students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement and potential for success in graduate studies.  Applicants for the Diversity Fellowship must demonstrate a commitment to leadership in promoting diversity in their studies and other attributes identified by his/her discipline that will contribute to the discipline’s goal of diversity.

McNair Scholars personify the ideals of Saint Louis University, working especially to grow in scholarship, knowledge, inquiry, and communication.  Their commitment to academic excellence inspires us to reach out to this nationally recognized group of individuals. We ask that you inform your scholars of the many opportunities SLU has to offer. In addition, if they choose to apply to Saint Louis University, all McNair Scholars receive an application fee waiver.

In the meantime, if you or the scholars have any questions, feel free to visit our website for Graduate Admission or contact me directly at 314-977-3536 or I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Saint Louis University Graduate_Education Handout.



Stanford University

AMGEN Scholars Program Stanford University SSRP



University of Florida Campus Visitation Program 

The UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) encourages underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Florida. As part of its recruitment efforts, OGMP sponsors a two-day Campus Visitation Program (CVP) to give prospective graduate students the opportunity to engage with the UF community. OGMP networks with colleges and universities from across the nation, seeking nominations and applications to the program. Interested students may also apply on their own. Acceptance is based on academic merit and student participation is by invitation only. This process facilitates recruitment of highly qualified and motivated students.

During the visitation, prospective graduate students receive an overview of the University of Florida graduate degree programs and financial aid resources and gain insight into the decision-making process involved with selecting a graduate school. Most importantly, participants will meet and interview with administrators, faculty members, and current graduate students in their field of study. This is an excellent opportunity for seniors, graduates and master’s students who are underrepresented in graduate school—African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Asian-Americans, students underrepresented in their academic field (i.e., men in nursing, women in engineering), and students who are first-generation college graduates— to visit the University of Florida campus and connect with their potential graduate program.

Application Process

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Apply Now for Columbia University’s EngAGE program!! One Weekend in NYC.

Columbia Engineering Achievers in Graduate Education is your opportunity for an all expense paid weekend in New York City where you’ll meet Columbia Engineering graduate students and faculty as well as tour some of the most amazing labs and research facilities in the country. In order to qualify for this amazing opportunity we ask that you complete our simple online application form.

We are looking for the brightest young engineers and applied scientists interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering or applied science disciplines to attend an all-expense-paid weekend in New York City for our second annual Columbia Engineering EngAGE program. EngAGE is designed to help prepare you for your future at Columbia Engineering by introducing you to our faculty and students as well as our world-class facilities and renowned campus in one of the most exciting cities in the world. We will also provide information and successful strategies from our graduate admissions professionals to help you prepare a competitive graduate school application.

After a busy day on campus our graduate students will escort participants to dinner in Times Square followed by a Broadway show!

Application Deadline: January 20, 2015 (Last minute applications are being accepted through this week.)
Apply online now:

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