Supporting McNair Scholars

The UA Little Rock McNair Scholars Program is one of the federal TRIO Programs governed by the U.S. Department of Education and officially called the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.

The McNair program is one of eight federal TRIO programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. TRIO programs were designed to provide support to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds so that they can complete their four-year college degree. The McNair Scholars Program was added in 1986 to compliment that goal by supporting undergraduate students who want to attend graduate school and pursue a doctorate degree.

The UA Little Rock McNair Scholars Program provides research and student success opportunities for juniors and seniors who plan to advance their education and skills through competitive graduate programs.

At UA Little Rock, 26 Scholars are supported each year in our enriching Research Internship Program. In their first year, Scholars participate in the Summer Research Internship. In subsequent years, Scholars are able to complete their research requirement during the academic year or the summer. We prepare students to compete with the best. Please contact us for more information at 501-916-3747 or