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Soar With Eagles

Welcome to Sacramento State University McNair Scholars Program Website. "Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You're eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky." ~Dr. Ronald E. McNair

Dream Big!

As a McNair Scholar Your Possibilities are ENDLESS. Apply today

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Present Research

The program provides McNair Scholars the opportunity to travel to national conferences and present their research.

Sesali, Jasmine, Ariel, and Starr 2011-12 McNair Cohort

McNair Family

The program helps Cohort members build life long connections. You will build life long friendship. Apply Today!

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Prepare for Graduate School

Sacramento State McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program designed to prepare selected university students, in junior and senior standing, for admission and study at the doctoral level.

Nationally Awarded Scholars

Nationally Awarded Scholars

Our Scholars have been nationally recognized with many prestigious honors and awards for their research projects.

Jasmine Hamilton Poster 2011-12 McNair Cohort

Present Your Research

The McNair Scholars program includes paid travel for attendance and participation in national conference.

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Meet Diverse Culture

Being a McNair Scholar is the experience of a lifetime. Your will have the opportunity to meet and learn from people with diverse backgrounds.

2009-10 McNair Cohort

UC Berkeley Conference

Scholars from the 2009-10 McNair Cohort presented their research at the UC Berkeley McNair Conference.

Become a Scholar

Our scholars come from very diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Every scholars story is unique! We would love to share your story: Apply Today!

Building Diversity

Changing the face of leadership through graduate diversity

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TRIO Works

McNair is a federally funded TRIO program

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Meet Exciting People

McNair Scholar Damone Jackson with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III. In 2009, Time Magazine named Hrabowski one of the Top Ten College Presidents.[12] In 2012, Time Magazine named Hrabowski one of the Top 100 most influential people in the world.

Welcome to the McNair Scholars Website

Become A Scholar

Apply today

Upcoming Events

 Southern California Diversity Forum

  • Saturday, April 26th, 2013
  • Cal Poly Pomona 

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If you are interested in becoming a McNair Scholar at Sacramento State take a few minutes and review our prospective students page and/or contact us at:

Riverfront Center, Room 203.
Phone: 916.278.5118 Fax: 278-3505

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The McNair Scholars office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more information about The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program: TRIO - Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalureate

McNair Scholars Orientation 2013-14

Monday, April 14th, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
University Union, Redwood Room

Click here to access the Event Program

The effort and creativity of this year’s McNair Scholars will be showcased in an afternoon of academic enrichment and scholarly exchange.  The scholars will introduce their individual research projects through poster and oral presentations. The campus community and the general public are invited to support the scholars’ research efforts and celebrate their academic achievements.  For more information click here.  

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