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 learn how to apply. 

We welcome current and past McNair Scholars to learn more about our PhD program and contact us with questions or request a meeting with faculty in a particular area of specialization

Graduate Application Fee Waiver Requests

Department-paid application fees for the Psychology PhD program are available for McNair Scholars who are competitive applicants. See the our Admissions Guidelines for information on what we look for in competitive applicants, and the Application Fee section of our Application Checklist to submit a request.

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 on the Twin Cities campus. The visitation program includes a presentation and panel discussion with Graduate School staff and Graduate Program Coordinators, a tour of campus and the opportunity to meet with faculty/staff from various graduate programs across campus.