McNair Scholars

Graduate School Opportunities for McNair Scholars

On this page, one can find up-to-date lists of unique opportunities for McNair Scholars (or for students from disadvantaged backgrounds) who are pursuing graduate studies.

 


Graduate Funding Specifically for McNair Scholars

Ball State University

Link: https://www.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/psychological-science/admissions-financial-aid
Description: The Ball State University (BSU) Graduate School has funds to support assistantships specifically set aside for McNair scholars.
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022


Eastern Washington University

Link: https://www.ewu.edu/academics/trio-mcnair-scholar-program/for-graduates/mcnair-graduate-assistantship
Description: Eastern Washington University (EWU) offers a limited number of one-year assistantships to McNair scholars who have gained admittance to an EWU graduate program.
Application Deadline: December 9
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022


George Washington University

Link: https://www.gwu.edu/~fellows/fellowships/mcnair.html
Description: McNair Scholars who are accepted into a graduate program at GWU (excluding the School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School of Law, and School of Business' Executive Education program) will receive special consideration for merit-based fellowships.
Application Deadline: Look at website for different dates
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022


Howard University

Link: https://gs.howard.edu/internal-funding/ronald-e-mcnair-graduate-assistan...
Description: Howard University offers graduate assistantships including tuition remission and stipends to McNair Scholars admitted to a doctoral program.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2023
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022

Illinois State University

Link: http://grad.illinoisstate.edu/funding/fellowships/
Description: Illinois State University (ISU) has a McNair Book Scholarship that provides $500 in support for five full-time scholars during their first year of enrollment in an ISU graduate program.
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022


Indiana University – Bloomington

Link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/mcnair.shtml
Description: Indiana University at Bloomington (IU Bloomington) offers a graduate fellowship for Ph.D. and MFA students that includes a stipend (dependent on the field of study), full tuition, subsidized health insurance, and funds for a recruiting visit to Bloomington.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2023

Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022


Miami University of Ohio

Link: https://miamioh.edu/graduate-school/awards-recognition/ronald-e-mcnair/index.html
Assistantship/Fellowship: Miami University (MU) has a McNair Graduate Assistantship Program that provides stipends and waived tuition for Master's and Doctoral students.
Application Deadline: Look on website
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022

 
Northern Illinois University

Link: http://www.niu.edu/grad/funding/waivers.shtml
Description: Northern Illinois University (NIU) has awards waiving up to 9 credit hours of tuition for students enrolled in the McNair Program as undergraduates.
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022


Oklahoma State University

Link: https://gradcollege.okstate.edu/prospective-students/mcnair-graduate-research-fellows.html
Description: Oklahoma State University (OSU) offers a fellowship specifically for McNair Scholars.
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022

 

Oregon State University

Link: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance/mcnair
Description: Oregon State University (OSU) offers tuition waivers to McNair students enrolling in graduate programs.
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Link: http://gradoffice.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=138
Description: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers fellowships for McNair scholars entering its graduate programs.
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022

 

University of California - Davis

Link: https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/prospective-students/financial-support/about-internal-fellowships/details-internal-fellowships
Description: The University of California at Davis (UC Davis) offers one annual nine-month fellowship to a Ph.D. student who was a former McNair Scholar.
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022

 

University of Minnesota

Link: https://www.grad.umn.edu/diversity-faculty-staff/dove
Description: The University of Minnesota reserves two of the Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowships that it offers for incoming graduate students who were members of the McNair Program as undergraduates.
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2023
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022

 

University of Maryland

Link: https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/ronald-e-mcnair-graduate-fellowship
Description: The University of Maryland offers a Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship for up to five alumni/alumnae of the McNair Program, offering recipients tuition coverage, stipends, and reimbursement for health insurance and fees.
Application Deadline: N/A
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: September 29, 2022

 

University of Texas at Austin

Link: https://gradschool.utexas.edu/finances/fellowships/graduate-school/recruitment-fellowships
Description: The University of Texas at Arlington offers graduate fellowship awards to McNair alumni.
Application Deadline: Jan 23, 2023
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 

Virginia Tech

Link: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/funding-sponsored-by-the-graduate-school.html
Description: Virginia Tech annually offers one, one-year graduate assistantship award to a McNair alumnus or alumna. This award provides a stipend and in-state tuition (with out-of-state fees being waived).
Application Deadline: March 18
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 


Other Graduate Funding

Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development  and Diversity Inclusion: Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)

Link: https://mfdp.med.harvard.edu/dcp-programs/medicalgraduate/visiting-research-internship-program
Description: This 8-week paid internship provides support for first and second-year medical students interested in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers. Students who hail from groups underrepresented in the medical field or who have faced other disadvantages as scholars are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: December 16, 2022
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 
Northern Ohio AGEP-T

Link: http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/cmms/northern-ohio-agep-t
Description: This program offers tuition and stipends to McNair-like students pursuing Ph.Ds in Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering. Institutions participating in Northern Ohio AGEP-T include Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, the University of Akron, the University of Toledo, Youngstown State University, Bowling Green University, and Cleveland State University (partnering with Central State University and Tuskegee University).
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 
Pathways to Science

Link: https://www.pathwaystoscience.org
Description: n/a
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 
Washington University in St. Louis: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)

Link: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/divoutreach/IMSD/Pages/default.aspx
Description: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
Application Deadline: n/a
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 


Links to Other Lists, Databases, and Search Engines Pertaining to Graduate Student Opportunities

Graduate Student Financial Aid Guidebook

Link: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/graduate-student-financial-aid/
Description: Graduate students bring maturity to their studies, and many of them have spent several years in the working world before embarking on a graduate degree.  Graduate students can find funding from unexpected places such as employers, professional organizations where they hold memberships and teaching assistantships.  Find out more about graduate student aid, scholarships, fellowships, teaching assistant opportunities and more in our comprehensive graduate student financial aid and scholarship guidebook.
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 

McNair Scholars' Program Official Site: Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Link: http://mcnairscholars.com/funding/
Description: A list of institutions and organizations providing funding to students, supplied by the McNair Program's official website.
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 
McNair Scholars' Program Official Site: Graduate School Visitation Opportunities

Link: http://mcnairscholars.com/campus-visitations/
Description: A list of programs for campus visitations, supplied by the McNair Program's official website.
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 

Council for Opportunity in Education: McNair Scholars Fee Waiver List

Link: http://www.coenet.org/mcnair.shtml
Description: Information on fee waivers available to McNair Scholars.
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 

GradTrek

Link: http://gradtrek.com/
Description: A web application to help prospective students find institutions that fit their needs.
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 
Money Geek: Scholarship Guide for Black Students

Link: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-black-students/
Description: A guide to scholarships, grants, and other financial resources available to black students.
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 
Online Guide to Financial Aid: How to Pay for College Responsibly

Link: https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/
Description: Find scholarships, secure financial aid, read about career growth, learn the ins and outs of online programs, and more.
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022

 

Your Guide to Taking the GRE

Link: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/gre-prep/
Description: A guide to preparing for the GRE exam
Last Check to Ensure that this Opportunity is Current: October 4, 2022