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McNair Program Now Accepting Applications

The U of M Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2014. The priority application deadline is January 27, 2014.

McNair Program at-a-glance

 The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school.

During the 10-week summer research program students:

  • Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school
  • Receive a $3,000 stipend
  • Conduct research with a professor
  • Develop a quality research paper
  • Receive help with the application process (i.e. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, and create a curriculum vita)
  • Present research at poster sessions held on campus



  • First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group
  • GPA of 2.75 and above
  • Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans.


Application deadline: Monday, January 27, 2014

 For more information contact Anthony Albecker ( or Shade' Osifuye ( or visit learn more information online at