The University of Nevada, Reno Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is federally funded at $231,000.00 annually
The purpose of the program is to increase the diversity of academic and administrative faculty on college campuses by preparing low-income, first generation in college, and/or underrepresented students of color who have demonstrated strong academic potential for careers in teaching, research, or administration on college and university campuses.
The McNair Scholars Program at the University of Nevada, Reno is funded to serve 27 students each program year.
The program provides services that include:
McNair scholars commit to staying in touch with the program coordinator even after they receive their bachelor's degree so their progress toward obtaining a doctorate degree can be tracked. Scholars give permission to the McNair Program to track their academic accomplishments throughout graduate school.
You may pick up an application from the TRIO/McNair Scholars Office located in Thompson Building, room 200 or by filling out the on-line application on the "Apply to McNair" page.
Note: Selection of participants will continue until all slots are filled.
The program requires a 30 hour per week commitment during the seven week summer program. Scholars will not be able to maintain full-time employment while participating in the summer research program; Scholars are discouraged from working during the summer program. To offset loss of income for summer employment, the McNair Scholars Program will provide a stipend of $3,300, plus a meal plan.
Yes, UNR will waive the graduate school application fee for any McNair Scholar whether they attended UNR or another university.