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The UMBC McNair Scholars Program has just completed our spring recruitment. Although we have had many highly-qualified applicants, we must extend the application deadline to fulfill the federal requirements. Please help us find qualified applicants based on the federal guidelines and the vision of UMBC’s McNair Scholars Program.


  • First-generation AND low-income
  • Freshman or Sophomore
  • 2.7 GPA or better
  • U.S. citizen or Permanent resident
  • Desire to pursue doctoral studies in any field of study
  • Deadline for Application: Rolling, until the cohort is complete

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are in need of students who are BOTH first generation college students (meaning the guardian(s) which whom they resided on their 18th birthday has not earned a bachelor’s degree or higher), AND are from low-income households (based on the Federal TRIO Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels which uses taxable income).

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McNair Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s conference.

See you at next year’s conference, Sept 22-23, 2017!

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