The McNair Scholars Program is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Education in honor of the late astronaut Ronald E. McNair. This scholarship program aims to prepare eligible students for their doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
McNair scholars are entitled to receive $400 stipend each semester throughout their 3rd and 4th year plus a $2,000 summer stipend that they will be used to continue their scholarly activity under the mentorship of their faculty member.
The McNair Scholars Program is open for TRIO students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have demonstrated strong academic potential. Institutions work closely with these scholars through their undergraduate requirements, encourage their entrance into graduate programs, and track their progress to successful completion of advanced degrees.
McNair Scholars Program is widely distributed in different colleges and universities across the United States and some of these universities are the SUNY Oswego, UC Berkeley, Indiana University, Claremont Graduate University, and University of Missouri-Columbia.