Winthrop University: McNair Scholars

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Recent Updates: 

The 2020-21 Call for Applications is open. Student application materials are due Friday, October 16 and are available at the bottom of the application page. References are due Friday, October 23 and can be completed using our online fillable form

Our first drop-in Information Session is Monday 9/28 7-8 pm ET. Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here

Check out our Winter 2020 and Summer 2020 newsletters to learn about our Scholars' accomplishments, summer research, and gratitude for their faculty mentors. 

 


 

About the Program

The Winthrop McNair Scholars Program prepares first generation, low-income, and underrepresented undergraduates to be successful in PhD programs by providing research, extensive support, and transformational opportunities throughout the junior and senior years. Winthrop's program includes, but is not limited to, a paid summer research experience, faculty mentoring, workshops, GRE and graduate school application preparation, and travel to present research and explore graduate programs

Winthrop's program is funded by a five-year renewable TRiO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. $261,888 in federal funding is provided this year for programming and materials that will help 30 eligible students prepare for graduate study. This represents 73% of program costs. Winthrop contributes the remaining 27% of the budget with approximately $95,000 in cash and in-kind matches.

To learn more about the impact of Winthrop's Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, check out our program flyer or this article in the Winthrop Magazine

For a fun look at what our Scholars and Alumni are doing, visit our newsletters

To learn about our Scholars' award winning research, visit our summer research page, see Scholar Monejah Black's story, or check out http://digitalcommons.winthrop.edu/mcnair/. 


 

 

Useful Links 

Information about applying to the program is available here. 

Winthrop McNair Digital Commons

Dr. Ronald E. McNair Biography

Other sources of information about Dr. McNair include: His life story throught Story Corps (Eyes on the Stars), Remebering the Challenger Disaster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAQcAQWn3UY), and his academic accomplishments (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1BalnZZx9s).  

Winthrop McNair GEPA Statement on Equitable Access

Winthrop McNair Graduate Assistantship (Position filled until 2021-22)

Winthrop McNair Graduate Scholarship

TRiO

Last Updated: 9/19/20