McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program
2022 McNair Summer Cohort


The McNair Scholars Program is a federally-funded TRIO program administered by the U.S. Department of Education striving to prepare talented, highly motivated UNH undergraduates for entrance to PhD programs in all fields of study. The program aims to promote and nurture the next generation of faculty, researchers, and scholars by providing academic and social support services in the form of academic year internships and summer research fellowships.

Application Deadline is September 30th- apply now!

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  • Juneteenth at UNH

    For the first time in our history, university campuses will be closed Friday, June 18, 2021 in recognition of Juneteenth as an official university holiday. Hear from President Dean, staff and faculty including our very own Associate Director, Selina Choate, about why this day is important. Watch Now

  • Steven Arias

    McNair alum Steven Arias (UNH '16) becomes the first UNH student to win an award from the Department of Energy's Offie of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. Learn More

  • Recent doctoral graduate Stephanie Yee

    2016 graduate Stephanie Yee just received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Yee will begin teaching at Maryland this summer and has begun work at a private practice.

  • Julian Maduro

    2021 Graduate, Julian Maduro has also been published in the spring 2022 issue of the UNH Inquiry Journal. Julian's research explores the diversity of New Hampshire high school reading lists and how the titles on these lists may impact student engagement. Congrats, Julian!

  • Joslyn Villavicencio

    Rising senior, Joslyn Villavicencio has been published in the Spring 2022 issue of the UNH Inquiry Journal. Joslyn's research examines the effectiveness of video marketing across different generations. Her focus was on Generation z and Baby boomers. Congrats, Joslyn!


  • CALLING ALL ALUMNI! If you were a McNair scholar who graduated between 2011 and 2021, we need your help! Please fill out the McNair Survey for Past Participants to help increase the chances of securing funding for future generations of McNair scholars. We appreciate you!
  • Check out our 2022 McNair Summer Calendar
  • 2022 McNair Scholar, Taylor Cassiani
    University of New Hampshire; McNair Scholar, 2022; Linguistics & Italian; Research Title: Language Contact Between the Vocalic Inventories of Hausa and Ekhwa
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  • 2022 McNair Scholar, Chris Clark
    University of New Hampshire; McNair Scholar, 2022; Biochemistry; Research Title: Testing Different Treatment Methods for Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) Lymphoma to Investigate the Divide between Clinical Application and Conceptual Cancer Therapies
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  • 2022 McNair Scholar, Lydia Collyns
    University of New Hampshire; McNair Scholar 2022; Anthropology; Research Title: Stable Isotopic Analysis of Archaeological Human Remains from Spain and Croatia: An Analysis of Diet, Mobility, and Societal Stratification
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  • 2022 McNair Scholar, Samantha DiNatale
    University of New Hampshire; McNair Scholar, 2021 & 2022; Environmental Conservation; Research Title: Nimiipúu Spatio-temporalitites of Water and Fish
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  • 2022 McNair Scholar, Blaise O'Mara
    University of New Hampshire; McNair Scholar, 2022; Electrical Engineering; Research Title: EEG-based Spanish Language Proficiency Classification: A Database for ACTFL Guidelines
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Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement programs are designed to encourage high achieving underrepresented undergraduates to consider careers in college teaching as well as prepare for doctoral study. Students who participate in this program are provided with research opportunities and faculty mentors. Learn more about TRiO

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