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Thinking about graduate school?

Each year, twelve to fifteen new undergraduate McNair Scholars are selected for two years of intensive mentoring, specialized seminars, collaborative research, and a paid summer research internship, all of which prepare them for graduate school. McNair Scholars include promising students from groups traditionally underrepresented in doctoral programs and are selected through an application and interview process. Faculty referrals are encouraged.

Apply today to be considered for a Research Internship!

For more information on eligibility, program services, program benefits or the application process, please contact the McNair Scholars Directormail at (715) 425-3528.

Named to honor the African-American astronaut who perished with the Challenger Mission in 1986, the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Programlink assists eligible low-income, first-generation students to prepare for and enter graduate programs leading to a doctoral degree. 

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Funding of $231, 448 per year for the McNair Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Grant.


Benefits of being a McNair Scholar 

•Paid Summer Research Internships

•Paid room and board during your Summer Research Internship

•Travel to national and regional research conferences

•Faculty mentor to guide your research

•Waiver of graduate school application feeslink and GRE fees

•Eligibility for graduate fellowships and assistantshipslink up to $25,000/yr

•A laptop computer for your use

•Seminars and workshops to prepare for admission to graduate school