May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

TRIO McNair Scholars Program

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Jamaica Dunigan, Director
Lower Main Hall, Room 45B
(205) 665-6570

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program is designed to assist qualified undergraduate students in successfully completing the baccalaureate degree and entering graduate school. The McNair Program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The ultimate goal of the program is to assist students in earning a doctorate. Services provided to participants include:

  • graduate admissions assistance
  • graduate school and professional site visits
  • academic, professional, and personal development classes
  • admissions examination preparation
  • cultural enrichment opportunities 
  • an array of other services to assist students.

The highlight of the program is a summer research opportunity in which scholars are paired with faculty mentors to conduct scholarly research. Tuition, room, board, supplies, and a stipend are provided for the students during the research internship. The purpose is to prepare scholars for research they will encounter in graduate school. Students are encouraged to visit the McNair office during their sophomore year to inquire about eligibility criteria.

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