Welcome to the GVSU McNair Scholars Program!

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement program’s goal is to increase the number of minoritized 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, and a $4,000 stipend and subsidized housing during an intensive summer research program. Scholars will also have access to funding for conference travel and graduate school visits.


McNair Scholars is a TRiO program funded through the United States Department of Education and Grand Valley State University.

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Page last modified December 12, 2018