Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Wellesley College (sophomores and juniors)

Calling sophomores interested in attending graduate school in a STEM discipline: see eligibility information below and come learn about the McNair Scholars Program on Oct. 31, 2023, at 4:30pm in H305 in the Science Center or on Nov. 13, 2023 on Zoom at 5:30pm, in advance of this year's deadline on December 1, 2023, at 5pm.

Note: for further information about the McNair Scholars Program at Wellesley, please contact Teofilo Barbalho who'd love to talk with any Wellesley student interested in the program.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 187 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate education for students from underrepresented groups. 

At Wellesley, the McNair Scholars Program is STEM focused. Join an amazing cohort of your peers!

Career Education is also here to support you as you explore STEM careers, undergraduate research especially in the sciences, graduate school, application advice, or just try to figure out how to get started. Drop in to chat at Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (no appointment required! see our events listings in Handshake for times/zoom links), and/or book an advising appointment. We can't wait to talk with you!

Who is eligible?

  • First Generation and Low-Income, or Underrepresented ALANA* (African American, Latinx, Alaska Native, Native American, Pacific Islander), who are:
    • U.S. Citizens or permanent residents,
    • sophomores or juniors
    • majoring in a STEM discipline, with a
    • strong desire to pursue doctorate education (PhD, EdD, etc), and a
    • 2.8 GPA or higher

How do I apply?

Deadline: December 1, 2023, 5pm - for specific timeline and application information, please visit the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Have questions or concerns? Contact Teofilo Barbalho who'd love to help any Wellesley student interested in McNair.