Deadline to Apply is Oct. 2.
September 02, 2022

Faculty and staff members: if you know an undergraduate student who’s interested in pursuing a masters or doctoral program, encourage them to apply for Stanislaus State’s 2022-2023 McNair Scholars Program.

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced in August that Stan State is one of 189 institutions of higher education across the United States to receive funding as part of the  Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, one of seven federal TRiO programs administered through the DOE.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 2. Selected applicants will join the program during Spring 2023.

Apply today.  

“We’re excited and honored to be one of 55 Minority-Serving Institutions, one of 19 colleges and universities in California, and one of 11 California State Universities awarded,” said Professor of Anthropology Ellen Bell, interim director of Stan State’s McNair Scholars Program. “The program serves 25 students each year and program alumni are currently pursuing graduate studies at universities in California and across the United States. We look forward to continuing to support Stan State undergraduates over the next 5 years as they pursue graduate studies and ground-breaking careers.”

Since 2017, Stan State’s McNair Scholars program has worked closely with the University Honors Program to help prepare first-generation, underrepresented and low-income college students for doctoral studies. The award provides a total of $1.3 million over 5 years in support of Stan State students.

The program expands equitable access to education and makes higher education more inclusive and affordable. Through McNair grant funding, projects at institutions of higher education provide students opportunities for research or other scholarly activities, such as summer internships and seminars.

McNair-funded initiatives also prepare students for doctoral study through tutoring, academic counseling, and assistance with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. 

Students can learn more about the program by registering for an upcoming information session:

For more information contact Administrative Support Coordinator Cristal Perez or Interim Program Director Ellen Bell.