The TRIO McNair Scholars program inspires and empowers first generation students with financial need and underrepresented students of color to succeed in doctoral study and advanced careers through an equitable and inclusive community engaged in research, scholarship and comprehensive personal development at the undergraduate level.
The TRIO McNair Scholars program provides educational access and success for income-eligible first generation students and underrepresented students of color. Federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education, McNair participants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Julian Vela at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tower 2139.
STEM majors, sophomores, and TRIO alumni are especially encouraged to apply! The McNair program serves students from The College of St. Scholastica as well as students from Lake Superior College and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College who intend to transfer to CSS or another local institution.
*Income eligibility based on this taxable income chart. First-generation student means neither natural/adoptive parent has completed a Bachelor's degree.
Please review McNair eligibility information prior to applying.
Then follow these steps:
McNair applications are opened at the beginning of each academic year. Priority is given to complete applications submitted by October 15th although applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, concerns, or require accommodations, please email our office at McNair@css.edu.
The McNair program provides comprehensive learning and support designed to inspire and empower you to succeed in graduate study and an advanced career, including:
In addition, participants have access to resources such as:
Grant # ~ P217A170051
This TRIO McNair Scholars Program is federally funded at $$283,397 annually through the U.S. Department of Education.
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"The McNair program really opened my eyes to the possibility of going to grad school. I was able to visit graduate schools and speak with professors, ask questions, and really see that this could be my future."
– Diana Mena, '17