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TRIO McNair program provides doctoral support

By James M. Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist

(April 28, 2009)--Undergraduate students interested in doctorial studies can submit applicationsnow for the TRIO McNair Scholars Program. The application deadline is May 1.

>> Download a program application (MS Word document).

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the UTSA McNair Post-Baucalaureate Achievement Program (commonly called the McNair Scholars Program) is a federal TRIO initiative. The program assists economically qualified, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented groups in doctoral studies and scholarly activities

What the program offers:

  • $2,400 stipend for meeting specific milestones
  • Ten-week UTSA Summer Research Institute
  • Financial assistance for on-campus room and board on a case-by-case basis during the summer institute
  • GRE preparation, faculty mentorship, tutorial referrals
  • Assistance with graduate school applications
  • Intensive faculty-led research activities
  • Travel assistance for presentations at research symposiums

Created under the Higher Education Amendments of 1986, the program was named in honor of Ronald E. McNair, an African American engineer, scientist and astronaut who perished in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

For more information or to apply to the program, call (210) 458-4305.

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