Helping the historically underrepresented be represented in graduate school.
About the Program
The Excel! Research Scholars Program is an academic enrichment program that prepares undergraduate students who are first-generation and/or low-income and/or underrepresented in research-based, graduate school programs for graduate school admission and success in their programs. Excel! uses a living and learning community and cohort style approach to teaching students by working with students collectively and individually to provide effective and tailored mentorship designed to help each student successfully prepare for the next steps in their education process.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about how Excel! can help you.
Upcoming Dates and Events
Excel! Research Scholars Summer Symposium
Come see the current Excel! Scholars present their research.
The event will be held in McNeely Hall 100 on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
All are welcome to attend!
Applications have been accepted for the 2018-2019 Excel cohort!
Thank you to all those who applied!
Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort will come out fall 2018. There will also be an informational meeting about the Excel! Research Scholars Program fall 2018. Date TBD
Faculty, do you have a student who would benefit from this program? Tell us about him or her! Please fill out this short form so that we can get in contact with the student and encourage them to apply.
For more information about the program you can request an appointment with the program Director, Cynthia Fraction at email@example.com. We are happy to meet with you!
Current Excel Scholar, Michael Efejuku, will be presenting his research at the state capital this spring. Read his research paper here, Michael's research paper.
- University of Oregon (awarded 65% in scholarship)
- University of Minnesota (awarded 40% in scholarship)
- Mitchell Hamline (awarded 80% in scholarship)
- Loyola (Chicago) (awarded 25% in scholarship)
- University of Colorado Boulder (award forthcoming)
Congratulations Divine, we are proud of you!
Excel Scholar, Nykeesha Greer, recently secured a job with 3M. This job is right on track with her next steps to graduate school, she plans to pursue a MBA. Congratulations Nykeesha!