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McNair Scholars Program

Meet the Scholars

Our Current Scholars

Meet Josh Regalado. Major: Neuroscience. Research: Increase in sleep duration follows food intake in Drosophila

Am I Eligible?


McNair targets first-generation students with financial need or groups that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. 

Program Benefits

Benefits and Services

Scholars receive numerous invaluable benefits that help them gain entrance to doctoral programs and lead to careers in higher education.

McNair Scholars

About McNair Scholars

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States  which 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.

TRiO Scholars

TRiO Scholars

The TRIO Scholars program assists low-income, first generation students to overcome the cultural, academic, class, and social barriers to success in higher education.

McNair Scholars

McNair Scholars

The McNair Scholars program assists undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in achieving advanced degrees.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound

Upward Bound supports high school students from underrepresented groups in their pursuit of college

Contact Us

McNair Scholars Program (0075)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6044

Fax (775) 784-1353

Pennington Student Achievement Center, 450

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