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Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship

The McNair Graduate Fellowship program enhances opportunities for our campus doctoral programs to recruit and retain outstanding McNair alumni from institutions across the country. The AY 18-19 McNair Graduate Fellowship is an enhancement package that may total $40,000 per student over the duration of the award.  Since the inauguration of the McNair Graduate Fellowship program, 36 exceptional students have been recruited to UMD.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be alumni or alumnae of a McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program and must be a newly admitted graduate student planning to enroll in Fall 18 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Candidates must also have exceptional qualifications and a clear promise for outstanding performance in doctoral study.

Nomination Process: Eligible students must be nominated by a UMD department or program. Prospective students who are interested in being nominated should contact their department. Nominations are due by noon, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (preferred date).

McNair Graduate Fellowship Guidelines

Nomination Coversheet

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Award Recipients

AY 2017-18 Graduate McNair Fellows
AY 2016-17 Graduate McNair Fellows
AY 2015-16 Graduate McNair Fellows
AY 2014-15 Graduate McNair Fellows
AY 2013-14 Graduate McNair Fellows