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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 for McNair in Fall 2019!

Are you interested in continuing your education? Do you love research? If you meet our eligibility criteria we welcome your application! Applications are accepted each fall semester through the end of October. Contact our office or chat with your professors to learn more. 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 2020 semester. 

McNair Scholars Present at 3MT

Five McNair Scholars participated in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, or 3MT, this semester. Video of the event is available at the Graduate Education and Research webpage. 

Congratulations to all the students who took the opportunity to present at this event! 

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 programGRE test prep sessions will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning June 3rd, from 3pm to 4pm, in Jamrich 2311. Sessions will be run by Dr. Andy Poe.

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