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Have you ever dreamed about attaining a graduate degree? The McNair Scholars Program provides undergraduate research opportunities designed to prepare eligible juniors and seniors for graduate school. As a member of the federal TRIO family of programs, the McNair Scholars Program is dedicated to increasing access to doctoral education among currently underrepresented groups. Almost three-quarters of graduating University of Northern Colorado McNair Scholars have been accepted into graduate school since 2000.

Program Eligibility

  • Juniors and seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • First-generation, low-income students and/or members of underrepresented populations.
  • Committed to completing a doctoral degree.

Program Highlights

  • Two semester research seminar (two credits each semester).
  • Six week funded summer research internship (stipend plus room and board).
  • Funded travel to regional and national conferences.
  • Faculty research mentors from your discipline.
  • Publication in the University of Northern Colorado McNair Research Journal.
  • Graduate admissions preparation workshops.

The program is fully funded under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, visit the McNair Site.

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