Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program?
- What is TRIO?
- What is expected of McNair Scholars?
- What if seminars and meetings conflict with other obligations?
- What benefits do I receive for being a part of the McNair Scholars Program?
- What kind of research are McNair Scholars involved in?
- Do I have to attend graduate school at UC?
- How do I apply?
The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes six outreach programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation, and disabled students progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. In addition to McNair, the following are TRIO Programs: Educational Opportunities Centers, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Upward Bound Math/Science.
You are provided dates of activities and asked to carefully check it against your personal schedule. Because you must "be there" to benefit from the McNair activities, you will be expected to clear other obligations in order to attend all program activities.
As a McNair Scholar, you will receive research opportunities, have a faculty mentor, be a part of seminars and workshops, participate in a summer research internship, receive academic counseling, aid in obtaining financial assistance for graduate education as well as free tutoring help in any of your classes.
You may apply to the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program through the Undergraduate Research Online Application website. You are required to complete the application in one sitting.