UNR McNair Scholars Institute Program

UNR McNair Scholars Institute Program

Program Type: Higher Education

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 194 institutions across the United States and Puerto?Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential.?The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.






Qualification 1

Have at least one year remaining before graduation from UNR. (Some exceptions may be made.) Priority consideration will be given to those who have at least one year remaining.

Qualification 2

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. (If you have ever received a Federal Pell Grant through Financial Aid, then you are eligible.)

Qualification 3

Have a strong interest in obtaining a graduate degree in a field that will lead to a career in teaching, research, or administration on a college or university campus. (Programs that lead to law degrees (JD), medical degrees (MD), veterinary degrees (DVM), or pharmacy degrees (Pharm D) are not eligible unless the outcome is to work as a university researcher or professor.)

Additional Qualifications

  • Have completed 30 credits by the end of the summer 2017 semester.
  • Be enrolled full time.
  • Be enrolled in a formal degree program.
  • Have a 2.9 minimum cumulative GPA.

Open Dates


This is an ongoing program, that currently does not have an expiration date.

Registration & Cost


October 2nd

This is an ongoing program, that currently does not have an expiration date.

Contact Info

Maritza Machado-Williams

Email: escher@unr.edu

Website: http://www.unr.edu/mcnair