About the Program
The Winthrop McNair Scholars Program prepares first generation, low-income, and underrepresented undergraduates to be successful in PhD programs by providing research and other opportunities as well as financial support throughout the graduate admissions process. Winthrop's program includes, but is not limited to, a summer research experience, workshops, GRE and graduate school application preparation, and travel to present research and explore graduate programs.
Winthrop’s program is funded by a five-year renewable TRiO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. $220,000 in federal funding is provided each year for programming and materials that will help 30 eligible students prepare for graduate study. This represents approximately 72% of program costs. Winthrop contributes the remaining 28% of the budget with $85,000 in cash and in-kind matches.
Applications for the Winthrop McNair Scholars Program are now being accepted. For more information about the application process, visit our application webpage.
Ronald E. McNair Biography
Winthrop McNair GEPA Statement on Equitable Access
Winthrop McNair Graduate Assistantship
Winthrop McNair Graduate Scholarship