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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 17-18 McNair Graduate Fellowship is an enhancement package that may total $40,000 per student over the duration of the award. The University of Maryland Graduate School awards up to five McNair Graduate Fellowships each year. Since the inauguration of the McNair Graduate Fellowship program, 31 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 17 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 by the deadline to be considered for AY 17-18 fellowship. Each department/program may nominate up to two students. Perspective students who are interested in being nominated for an AY 17-18 McNair Fellowship should contact their department. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, February 8, 2017, by noon.

McNair Graduate Fellowship Guidelines

Nomination Coversheet


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