The McNair Scholars Program is a Federal Program granted by the Department of Education. Our mission is to provide 25 promising undergraduates per year who identify as first-generation with financial need or underrepresented in graduate education with the knowledge necessary to achieve and successfully complete a research-based advanced degree.
Born in a low-income community in South Carolina, Dr. Ronald McNair earned his Ph.D. in physics at MIT and became a NASA astronaut. In addition to three additional honorary doctorate degrees, Dr. McNair was an Omega Psi Phi Scholar of the Year and Presidential Scholar, a Ford Foundation Fellow, a Distinguished National Scientist, a National Fellowship Fund Fellow, and a National Society of Black Professional Engineers member. He earned the Friends of Freedom Award, won the AAU Karate Gold Medal, and five Regional Black Belt Karate Championships.
Fall recruitment information will be available soon.
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Dr. Mike Maly, Sr Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, email@example.com
Dr. Cordelia Chong, Interim Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Alejandra Pietro-Mendoza, Associate Director, email@example.com
Franziska Miles, Graduate Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Salazar, Graduate Assistant, email@example.com