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330 Knight Hall, Dept. 3808

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6189

TeleType: (307) 766-3073

Fax: (307) 766-4010

Elizabeth (Liz) Nysson


Phone: (307) 766-3818


Susan Stoddard

Assistant Director

Phone: (307) 766-6189


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McNair Scholars Program

Student Educational Opportunity

Welcome to the McNair Scholars Program at UW

The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education for success in doctoral degree programs.

About the Ronald E. McNair Program

Established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Education, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is named for astronaut and Challenger space shuttle crew member Ronald McNair.

The UW McNair Scholars Program, initiated by the U.S. Congress, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as part of the Federal TRIO Programs which includes the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, Upward Bound, Talent Search and Veteran's Upward Bound.

UW's McNair Scholars Program encourages students to pursue graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.

The McNair Scholars Program prepares eligible undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Twelve to sixteen new McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities. 

Funded Summer Undergraduate Research Internship and Free Graduate School Preparation



2016 McNair Symposium Schedule



Cheyenne Student Named UW's Outstanding Graduating Woman

UW McNair Scholar's Research Project Chosen for "Posters on the Hill" Event

Top Graduating Woman at UW

Josh Heyer Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Chad Gibbs, UW McNair Scholars Graduate


Volume 19, Summer 2013

Volume 18, Summer 2012

Volume 17, Summer 2012


Key to Photo:

Back Row, Left to Right: Susan Stoddard, Kathie Beasley, Kevin Fettel, Rex Yeigh

Front Row, Left to Right: Kayla-Ann Hawley, Brittney Arevalo, Ana Garcia-Ceballos


TRIO logo with McNair Scholars Program beneath it

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO Program and funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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