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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.

Apply Now! 

The McNair Program is currently accepting applications, which are due by Monday, November 2. Applicants must meet certain requirements to be eligible to apply to the McNair Scholars program. Qualifications include being first-generation college students and considered low income, currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at NMU and completed 40 credit hours with a 2.75 overall grade point average. Learn more about the qualification process and how to apply.

The Program

The McNair Scholars Program strives to provide students with the information and experiences that will make their graduate school transition easier and more rewarding. Find out more on how we accomplish these objectives through our program. Click here to watch a short video about one McNair Scholar's research project from summer 2014: https://youtu.be/sumgVPoFnUw

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. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/mcnairscholars/mcnair-scholars">Meet some of the scholars</a> 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