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The UCF McNair Program

The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare students from low-income, first-generation and traditionally underrepresented groups for doctoral studies. McNair Scholars participate in courses, seminars and workshops on topics related to graduate school preparation, complete a paid research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and have the opportunity to present their research at local, regional and national conferences.

Program Highlights

Rene Diaz, Keon Vereen

Tatiana Viecco & Monica Thomas have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.


UCF McNair Scholars Program Reaches 10-Year Milestone and celebrates program's first Ph.D.


McNair cohort participates in summer research/internship experiences.

Tatiana Viecco

Tatiana Viecco has been awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Continuing Scholar Graduate Award

Program News

McNair VideosClick here to see scholars featured in the June edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

McNair abroadClick here to learn more about the UCF McNair experiences abroad

McNair communityClick hereto learn more about other McNair programs across the country