Three students in graduation regalia with their backs to the camera overlooking the University of Kansas capinile

KU TRIO McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars are KU undergraduates who represent a variety of disciplines, but all share a common desire to conduct research and pursue a graduate degree.

About our program

McNair Numbers

295
Scholars have earned their Bachelor's degree
148
Scholars have earned a Master's degree
31
Scholars have earned a Ph.D.

What we do

A male student presenting research in front of a seated crowd

Who We Serve

Our mission is to diversify the academic and research fields by preparing low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented KU undergraduate students for the Ph.D.
A student in the KU Library stacks looking through the bookshelves.

What We Do

McNair Scholars receive opportunities to participate in year-round research activities, comprehensive academic services, and assistance preparing for graduate school.
Margarita is wearing a graduation cap and gown standing outside overlooking KU's Campanile

"The McNair Program helped me see greater potential in myself than I ever thought was possible. They have also become my family, and once you're a part of a McNair family, you will forever hold them in your heart."


Margarita Alely Nuñez Arroyo
University of Kansas, Class of 2018

Heartland Research Conference

September 24-26, 2021
This conference is for undergraduates who are McNair Scholars across the nation.
McNair Scholars Program logo