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Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is one of only 187 institutions nation-wide to have the privilege of stewarding the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. A federally-funded TRIO Program, McNair Programs assist bright, highly motivated undergraduates from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds acquire the skills they need to get into and succeed in graduate school. This includes seminars and workshops on topics related to research, the graduate application process, financial assistance, tutoring and graduate school visits. The cornerstone of the McNair Program is the paid summer research internship, during which the scholar conducts a faculty-mentored research project. All scholars must present their research at the annual McNair Scholars Showcase and are given the opportunity to travel to present at national conferences.

Interested Students

Are you a student pursuing a master’s or phD? Find out if McNair is right for you!

Eligibility Requirements

Interested in the benefits that come along with being a McNair scholar? Find out if you’re eligible for McNair!

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Have you already answered “yes” to all of the eligibility requirements and scheduled an appointment with the McNair Director? Apply for 2018-2019 now!

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Keep up to date on the McNair Scholars Program! Check out featured events, McNair Scholar alumni stories, and what our scholars are currently up to.


Katie Proctor was Accepted to University of Memphis

Katie Proctor was accepted to University of Memphis's Masters Program in Earth Sciences

Andre Wallace has been Accepted

Andre Wallace has been accepted to UW Milwaukee's Master of Public Administration Program!

Congratulations, Jessica DeLarwelle!

Jessica DeLarwelle accepted and commited to University of Washington's Social Work PhD Program!

Marissa Munoz has Accepted the Offer

Marissa Munoz has accepted the offer to UW Madison's Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD Program with full funding! She will also receive additional funding as being selected as Daniel H. Rich Graduate Scholar!

Monika Greco Received an Acceptance from Tufts University in Boston!

After receiving MA program acceptances, Monika Greco received an acceptance from Tufts University in Boston, one of the top Philosophy Master's programs in the country with only a 10% acceptance rate!


The UWO McNair program serves between 25 and 30 scholars in a given year, typically accepting 12-13 new students per year. Because becoming a McNair scholar takes a lot of forethought and planning, we strongly advise interested students to visit us as early as possible. We welcome your interest!


The UW Oshkosh McNair Scholars Program is 100%  funded through a TRIO grant from the United States Department of Education PR/Award Number  P217A170088. For 2018/2019, the UW Oshkosh McNair Scholars Program will receive $240,676 in federal funds.