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What is the McNair Scholars Program?

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded TRIO Program that provides encouragement, guidance, and mentorship to underrepresented students in preparation for graduate school. Additionally, we work closely to help students prepare for doctoral study through research and scholarly activities. The purpose of the McNair program is to assist in the academic and professional development of undergraduates whose goals are to attain a Ph.D. and complete research at the college level.

Program Services

  • Services provided to Scholars

    The McNair Scholars program will provide students with:

    • Participation in academic conferences

    • Networking opportunities

    • Program sponsored graduate school visits

    • Graduate support workshops

    • Mentoring with professors on campus

    • Individualized advising and career planning

    • Program sponsored scholarships

    • Financial aid assistance

    • Portfolio development

    • Assistance with applying for Competitive Research Awards

    • Graduate school preparation

    • Tutoring

Eligibility Requirements & Criteria

  • Eligibility Summary

    OSU students, including incoming transfer students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet the criteria are encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholar Program.

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