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McNair Assistantship

Eligibility Requirements

  • For Master’s and Doctoral level students who were Ronald E. McNair Scholars as undergraduates
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their first year of graduate study


  • One-year assistantship, with departmental matching funding required for the second year
  • Assistantship stipend determined by department
  • In-state tuition (and out-of-state waivers as needed)
  • Students must pay their own comprehensive fees


  • One award per academic year
  • Nominations by a faculty or staff member by 11:59 p.m. on March 18. Use this link to access the nomination form.
  • For more information, contact Director of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion, Shernita Lee, 540/231-6529