Welcome to the GVSU McNair Scholars Program!

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program’s goal is to increase the number of underrepresented and/or first generation and limited income students in PhD programs and careers across the country. That is, first generation students with significant financial need (Pell eligible), or members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in careers that require Ph.Ds. The program accepts students from all disciplines.

Scholars participate in a 15 month program which includes academic and career counseling, tutoring, GRE preparation, graduate school application preparation, academic writing preparation. The program also includes a $4,000 stipend and subsidized housing during the 12 week intensive summer research portion of the program. Scholars will also have access to funding for conference travel and graduate school visits, among other benefits.


In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students, the McNair Scholars Program will not be conducting in-person business during the Fall 2020 semester. We are checking emails during our regular business hours and can schedule online advising appointments. We will respond to emails as soon as we can within business hours. 


Gabriella Davis and Dr. Regis Fox

McNair Scholar writes about the complexities of Afro-Latinx Identity

Kelli Bowers & Dr. Jennifer Stewart

Kelli Bowers graduated in December 2019 as a sociology major and GVSU McNair Scholar.

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GVSU McNair Featured on GVNext

October 13, 2020

McNair Scholars transition undergraduate research projects to online formats

GVSU McNair Featured on GVNext

September 03, 2019

McNair Summer Scholar Ready for showcase

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