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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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McNair Scholar apps due Feb. 3, but early applications encouraged

January 7, 2014 at 7:56 am


Though applications for the McNair Scholar program are due Feb. 3 at 4 p.m., McNair Director Nicole Truesdell is encouraging applicants to get their materials in early. (The application is available at McNair’s website.)

How do you know if you qualify?

The McNair Scholars Program is for:

  • Full-time Beloit College students
  • First generation college students who meet federal low-income guidelines and/OR are a member of an underrepresented group in graduate education
  • First Generation is defined as any student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did NOT complete a four-year college degree
  • Low income is based off of your families current tax returns. Guidelines to see if you qualify are found here: http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/tools-for-advocates/guides/federal-poverty-guidelines.html
  • Underrepresented groups are individuals who self-identify as African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Pacific Islander, and/or Alaskan Native
  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Junior standing in fall of next academic year with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Strong desire to pursue a doctoral degree

This is a two-year program, starting the second module of the second semester of a student’s sophomore year.  Each summer, scholars will receive a stipend of $2,800 to conduct research both on and off campus. On-campus research the first summer also comes with room and board, and lasts six weeks.

Scholars will also take two courses, one during the second module of the second semester of their sophomore year and a senior seminar course the first semester of their senior year.

Through McNair, Beloiters can earn a total of 1.75 credits.  The program also provides a  GRE prep course, and pays for taking the GRE.  Scholars go to at least one national conference to present their research, and to a Graduate School Application Retreat to help with the graduate school application process.

Interested? Learn more at McNair’s website ( http://www.beloit.edu/mcnair/) and stop by to see Director Nicole Truesdell  in-person sometime this semester--she’s located on the second floor of South College.