Established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Education and named for astronaut and Challenger space shuttle crew member Ronald McNair, UNL'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 selected UNL undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Ten to fifteen new McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities. The McNair Scholars Program aims to increase numbers of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Browse the McNair Scholars Program Collections:

McNair News: Newsletter of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Research Journal