A Federal TRIO Program

McNair Heartland Research Conference & Graduate School Recruitment Fair

Friday September 21, 2018

7 to 9 PM

Kansas City, Missouri



Why attend the McNair Heartland Graduate School Recruitment Fair?

  • To recruit high‐quality applicants to your program:  McNair Scholars have conducted independent research as undergraduates, have been mentored by faculty, and plan to attend graduate school to earn doctoral degrees. Nationally, 57 percent of McNair Scholars immediately matriculate into graduate programs after earning a bachelor’s degree.
  • To add geographic diversity to your program: You can directly recruit more than 100 McNair Scholars from the Midwest and across the United States.   
  • Meet the brightest students from America’s Heartland.
  • To add racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity to your program: McNair Scholars come from a variety of backgrounds.

Graduate School Recruitment Fair Registration: $130   

Registration includes six‐foot display table, two chairs, and a copy of the McNair Heartland Conference Booklet, which includes each presenter’s name, email address, college, and research project description. There is a maximum of two representatives per table.  Internet access and a power cord are available for an additional cost.

Additional Recruitment Fair Options:

Electricity via power cord at table: $15

Half‐page conference booklet ad: $75

Full‐page conference booklet ad: $105


There are a few rooms available on a first come first served basis.

Meal registration deadline is August 17, 2018.

Friday dinner with conference attendees: $55

Saturday breakfast with conference attendees: $30

Saturday lunch with conference attendees: $20

Forms of registration payment accepted: Check, money order, cashier’s check, or purchase order AND credit card accepted with a small processing fees. 


A full page conference ad is $105.00, and a ½ page ad is $75.00

The specs for the conference ad are 300 dpi minimum and above. 600 dpi preferred

Ads will either be 8.5 x 11 inches for a full-page ad or 8.5 x 5.5 inches for a half-page ad there is no need to allow for margins

All conference ads are printed in BW and should be emailed to leyesus1@ku.edu Mulu Lemma by August 17th, 2018


Contact Jeanne Gerhard at 785-532-6137 or jgerhard@ksu.edu