McNair Scholars Program

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Application now open. The priority deadline to apply is October 1st, 2018.

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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.

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Academic and Opportunity Support Programs

Our mission is to help students from middle school through college to overcome class, social, and academic barriers to higher education by primarily helping students who are income-qualified and the first to attend college in their families. We believe all students should have an equal opportunity to prepare for, attend, and graduate from college.
Academic and Opportunity Support Programs

Contact Us

Contact McNair Scholars Program (0075)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6044

Fax (775) 784-1353

Pennington Student Achievement Center, 450