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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

Three scholars have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

Joey Velez-Ginorio

Joey Velez-Ginorio named 2017 Goldwater Scholar.


McNair cohort participates in summer research/internship experiences.

Tatiana Viecco

Heidi Waite headed to University of Oxford.

Program News

McNair VideosClick here to see UCF McNair Program among the finalists for Examples of Excelencia 2017.

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

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