UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Prospective McNair Scholars
 Why become a McNair Scholar?

The McNair Scholars Program provides an enriching educational experience for students from underrepresented groups and first generation/low income students, to excel as undergraduates, succeed in graduate school and ultimately enter faculty positions in our nation's colleges and universities.

The program provides a challenging and supportive environment that is conducive to learning and personal/professional development.


Benefits of being a McNair Scholar 
  • Individualized academic and personal support from McNair staff
  • Involvement in a cohesive community of scholars and educators
  • Experience conducting research
  • Participation in summer research experience while receiving a scholarship of up to $2,800, tuition for the academic credits earned from the research experience, and assistance with room and board
  • Faculty and peer mentoring
  • Opportunities to participate in research conferences and visit graduate schools
  • Assistance in locating and applying to graduate schools
  • Waiver of graduate school application fees
  • Workshops on the graduate school application process, financial aid, scholarships and fellowships
  • GRE preparation and fee reduction

Summer Research Opportunities

The McNair Summer Research Program offers undergraduates the chance to work closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience

During the twelve week program students work under a faculty mentor, gain research skills, prepare for the GRE and attend seminars & workshops.

See what our Scholars are doing! Check it out here!