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McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars 2019 Recognition Ceremony

The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is a TRiO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

 

COVID-19 Update: In alignment with the University’s concerns for the safety of our community, McNair staff is working from home but continues to support participants through virtual advising and online programming. 

McNair Scholars is funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

Successful applicants will have completed at least 60 college hours, have at least a 2.9 G.P.A. and aspire to pursue doctoral studies. McNair Scholars will receive academic and personal development, collaboration and networking, assistance with graduate school admissions, and a faculty mentor to conduct summer research. 

Application Priority Deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.