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McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to increase graduate rates and post-baccalaureate success among first generation, low income students and students who come from a minority population that is underrepresented in graduate education. We work closely with students in completing their undergraduate requirements, encouraging and supporting their entrance into graduate programs, and tracking their progress to successful completion of advanced degrees.

McNair is Accepting Applications

Are you interested in pursuing graduate school? Do you love research? If you meet our eligibility criteria we welcome your application! Applications are accepted until 5pm on Monday, October 30. Students who are interested in applying should attend one of our open houses scheduled for Tuesday, October 3 from 11am-1pm or on Monday, October 16 from 12pm-2pm, both in Whitman 141. Visit our blog for more information about the program and current scholars, review the eligibility criteria, and learn about the application process. Contact us at mcnair@nmu.edu with questions or stop by our offices. Selected students will begin the program in Winter 2018 semester. 

Check to see if you're eligible by taking our eligibility survey.

And, plan to attend one of our open houses to get all your questions answered: 

  • Tuesday, October 3 - 11am-1pm - Whitman 141
  • Monday, October 16 - 12pm-2pm - Whitman 141

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    Students are expected to complete a <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/mcnairscholars/undergraduate-research">summer research component</a> as part of their participation in the program. Upon completion they are eligible to receive up to $2,500 in research stipend money and two college credits.The students in the program are what make it so unique and special to be involved in. Meet some of the scholars involved and learn about their experience as a McNair scholar at NMU.McNair scholars at NMU have a number of remarkable experiences while students and go on to tremendous success. <a href="https://mcnairnmu.wordpress.com/">Learn more on the program

    What you'll do at NMU

    Work with a faculty mentor and participate in research specific to your area of interest. Attend seminars about designing research, finding funding for graduate school and more. Participate in social events with fellow McNair scholars and experience support in every aspect of your experience at NMU.

    McNair Scholars Programmcnair@nmu.edu906-227-2590

    If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit