McNair Scholars Program

Conduct research under the mentorship of UW–Madison faculty and researchers.

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Conduct research under the mentorship of UW–Madison faculty and researchers.

McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program creates a bridge to graduate education for undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The McNair Scholars Program supports eligible undergraduates in acquiring the knowledge, skills and capacities necessary to successfully navigate the rigors of Ph.D. studies through immersion in research and a variety of scholarly activities. Students who join the McNair Program join a community of peers. Each year, highly qualified students are selected from a pool of eligible applicants.

The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.

This program is funded by the US Department of Education TRIO grant and accepts applications first generation college students from low-income circumstances and targeted minority applicants in STEM majors. UW–Madison is funded to serve 28 students, each year.

Contact the McNair Scholars Program at mcnair@cdo.wisc.edu or visit us at 408 Bascom Hall (map).

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