McNair Scholars

The federally funded TRIO McNair Scholars program seeks to increase doctoral program application, matriculation, and degree attainment by underrepresented and first-generation college students. Read more about the program for current undergraduate students and how to apply

We also encourage current and past McNair Scholars to contact us to learn more about our PhD program. We offer application fee grants to qualifying McNair Scholars and can let you know if you are eligible for this grant. 

McNair Summer Visitation Program

During the summer, the Graduate School Diversity Office, in collaboration with the Graduate School, invites McNair Scholars to the McNair Summer Visitation Program held once per month on the Twin Cities campus. The day consists of a presentation about the process of applying for admission to graduate programs. Students also can meet with psychology faculty and staff to discuss their research and receive a staff-led tour of the campus.