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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

Application Deadline 2015 Cohort
Friday, April 24th, 2015
River Front Center Room 203


The 2015-2016 application period for students wishing to join the 2015-16 Cohort is now OPEN!  With questions, please contact the McNair Office at

Upcoming Events

Northern California Diversity Forum
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Sonoma State
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Southern California Diversity Forum
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
UC Santa Barbara
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Sac State Student Research Challenge
Friday, March 6th, 2015
University Union

McNair Research Symposium
Monday, April 27th, 2015
University Union, Hinde Auditorium

CSU Research Challenge
Friday, May 1st-2nd, 2015
CSU San Bernardino

McNair Graduation Celebration
Monday, May 15th, 2015
University Union, Valley Suite

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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McNair Scholars Symposium 2015

2015 Event Program(Coming Soon)

The 2014 McNair Scholars Research Symposium was a huge success!  It was a day filled with academic enrichment and scholarly exchange, and we sincerely thank everyone who was able to be present and support our scholars.  A date has alreay been set aside for next year, and we would like to cordially invite you to save the date for the 2015 McNair Research Symposium to be held in the University Union, Hinde Auditorium on Monday, April 27th, 2015.

For more information about the McNair Research Symposium click here.  

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