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.

We're still accepting fall applications - Apply today!

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  • 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!


2022 McNair Fall Calendar

  • CALLING ALL ALUMNI! If you were a McNair scholar who graduated between 2012 and 2022, 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!

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

TRIO McNair Scholars Program