McNair Scholars Program
Meet Mariela Castro. Major: Psychology. Research: Developmental Disabilities: Assessing Life with Technology
McNair targets first-generation students with financial need or groups that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.
Scholars receive numerous invaluable benefits that help them gain entrance to doctoral programs and lead to careers in higher education.
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 194 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico 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.
The TRIO Scholars program assists low-income, first generation students to overcome the cultural, academic, class, and social barriers to success in higher education.
The McNair Scholars program assists undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in achieving advanced degrees.
Upward Bound supports high school students from underrepresented groups in their pursuit of college