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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 students with financial need 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.

Interested in the Program?

Sophomore students interested in the McNair Scholars Program in the 2020-2021 academic year should take our eligibility survey to the right.

Please also reach out to your academic advisor, professors, and our office with any questions about the program.

You can reach us most effectively by emailing mcnair@nmu.edu.


Are You Eligible?

Click here to take our eligibility survey.


Ready to Apply? 

Click here for the application. 

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 in the Fall 2019 semester from 5:10 p.m. - 6:00pm in Jamrich 3315. Sessions will be run by Dr. Andy Poe.Voices of NMU

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