McNair Scholars Program

Preparing first generation/limited income and underrepresented students for graduate school
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A bachelor's degree is just the beginning

Whether you already know a Master's or Doctoral program is in your future or are unsure if you want to pursue an advanced degree, the McNair Scholars Program is here to help.

Our dedicated staff advise, support, and equip students when making post-baccalaureate goals. We also provide assistance in reducing or eliminating financial burdens that can accompany graduate school searching and application processes.

Here's how we can help you!

  • Undergraduate research opportunities with a $2800 stipend
  • Faculty advisement and faculty mentoring 
  • Funds for conferences, graduate school visits, and graduate school interviews
  • Fee waivers for graduate school application fees
  • Free Graduate Records Examination preparation
  • A support system to help you reach your graduate school goals!

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Federal funding renewed, $1.31 million, for impactful McNair Scholars Program

A federal program that provides an academic, financial and individual support system for 28 students each year has been renewed at UW-Stout

With successful alum like Jones, university stands out in national survey

After a recent national survey, UW-Stout has a clearer picture of career satisfaction and success among graduates from two recent classes.

McNair Scholars Program provides first-generation students resources for greater opportunities

Student, recent alum thankful for support; university to hold first-generation celebration Nov. 8.