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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 21-22 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, 58 exceptional students have been recruited to the University of Maryland.

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 21 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Candidates must also have exceptional qualifications and a clear promise for outstanding performance in doctoral study. Students are nominated by a UMD department/program

Nomination Deadline: For best consideration, please submit nominations by Friday, January 29, 2021.  Nominations submitted after this date will be considered if funding is still available.

McNair Graduate Fellowship Guidelines

Nomination Coversheet


Award Recipients

AY 2020-21 McNair Graduate Fellows
AY 2019-20 McNair Graduate Fellows

AY 2018-19 McNair Graduate Fellows
AY 2017-18 McNair Graduate Fellows
AY 2016-17 McNair Graduate Fellows
AY 2015-16 McNair Graduate Fellows
AY 2014-15 McNair Graduate Fellows
AY 2013-14 McNair Graduate Fellows