The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded TRIO program named in honor of Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D.,
who perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle in January 1986.
The McNair Scholars Program helps talented first-generation college
students in financial need and those from groups underrepresented in
doctoral study to prepare for successful admission into and
completion of doctoral programs. To date, 90% of UA's McNair Scholar
alumni have pursued post-baccalaureate study. While undergraduates,
Scholars receive a stipend while they conduct research with faculty
mentors and engage in other scholarly activities. The University of
Alabama receives approximately 85 percent ($218,025 annually) of the McNair Scholars Program budget from the U.S. Department of Education to serve 25 students each year. The McNair Scholars Program is based in the University's Graduate School and partners with the McNair Scholars
Advisory Board for program planning and development. The next deadline for applications to become a McNair Scholar will be announced soon.
The University of Alabama's McNair Scholars Program prepares eligible students for successful entry into and completion of doctoral degree programs. Scholars participate in a year-long research experience supported by a series of three seminars and receive a variety of related support services and benefits.
McNair Scholars Interested in Graduate Study at UA
McNair Scholars who apply to UA's Graduate School are eligible for an application fee waiver. The director of your McNair Program should send verification on letterhead to P.O. Box 870118, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0118. They can also fax (205-348-0400) or email the verification letter. Send an email to the Graduate School office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain the McNair waiver code which is required before you can submit your online application. Please allow sufficient time for us to receive the Director's letter before emailing the office.
McNair Scholars receive a stipend of $2800 while they conduct research and engage in other scholarly activities with Faculty Mentors. Read more...
|Dec 11, 2011
||Announcement of 2012 McNair Scholars and 2012 Faculty Fellow Norma Cuellar, DSN, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing.
|Jan 28, 2012
26th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger
tragedy in 1986, when all astronauts on board perished,
including Ron E. McNair
|Mar 1, 2012
||McNair Scholars Advisory Board meeting, 11:30 -
12:45, 307 Lloyd Hall
|Mar 29, 2012
||McNair Scholars Honors Convocation, 5:30 –
7:00, Smith Hall Grand Gallery
|Oct 18, 2012
||McNair Scholars Research Conference, 5:30 –
7:30, Lloyd Hall 3rd Floor. Click to see the conference schedule and invitation flyer.
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For more information, contact the McNair Scholar Program at The University of Alabama Graduate School.