McNair Scholars

We encourage current and past McNair Scholars to review Chapter 1 of our Graduate Handbook and to contact us at to learn more about our PhD program.

The Office of Graduate Admissions offers application fee grants to qualifying McNair Scholars. Please contact to determine whether you are eligible for a fee grant.

Graduate Diversity Recruitment Event

The Graduate Diversity Recruitment Event event is sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and  Geography, Environment & Society (GES) at the University of Minnesota. It is designed for students who are historically underrepresented in anthropology and GES graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate training in these departments at the University of Minnesota.

This program will feature a coordinated set of formal and informal experiences designed to familiarize you with strategies for constructing successful graduate school applications and to provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of graduate education in our departments. 

McNair Summer Visitation Program

During the summer, the Graduate School Diversity Office, in collaboration with the Graduate School Admissions Office, invites McNair Programs to the Graduate School Visitation Program held once per month (June, July, and August) on the Twin Cities campus.

The day consists of a presentation about the process of applying for admission to graduate programs. Students meet with faculty and staff to discuss their research and receive a staff-led tour of the campus.