Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaurate Achievement Program

McNair Program

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls McNair Program provides an enriching educational experience for eligible students interested in pursuing a research-based advanced degree; typically their Ph.D.

To be eligible, a student must be: 

  • A First-Generation college student from a Low-Income background, or
  • A member of a historically underrepresented group (self-identify as African-American; Hispanic/Latino(a); Native American or Alaska Native; or a Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander)

McNair Scholars participate in courses, seminars and workshops on topics related to graduate school preparation, conduct a funded research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor and have the opportunity to present their research at local, regional and national conferences.

The UW-River Falls McNair Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program.

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140 Hagestad Hall
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022