Recent McNair Scholars News 

AWAshlyn Weaver accepted into California State University, Chico

Ashlyn Weaver (2015-2016) will attend California State University, Chico to pursue a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology this fall.



YBYanni Bullock accepted into the University of Missouri

Yanni Bullock (2015-2016 Cohort) is currently finishing his undergraduate at CSU, Sacramento. Yanni has been accepted to the University of Missouri and will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Food Science.

Apply for the McNair Scholars Program at Sacramento State

Apply to be a McNair Scholar (2017-18 Cohort)
Deadline: May 12, 2017

Are you interested in academic research?
Would you like to have a faculty Mentor?
Would you like to earn a Master's or Ph.D.?

The California State University, Sacramento McNair Scholars Program is currently accepting application for the 2016-17 cohort. You can find an application online under the prospective students link or stop by the McNair Scholars Program located in Riverfront Center, Room 203. The McNair Scholars office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more information about the McNair Scholars Program:

Call: 916.278.5118
Fax: 916.278.3305


McNair Scholars to present at Heartland Conference

The 2012-13 Cohort will be presenting their research at the 17th Annual MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference. The conference is being held at the Marriot Country Club Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri September 19th thru 22nd, 2013.In addition to presenting their research, they will be partaking in various professional development activities to include meeting graduate school recruiters from across the nation. The scholars will also have the opportunity to enjoy the local attractions and meet other fellow McNair Scholars. It promises to be a wonderful and exciting trip!

Rachel Huizar

Rachel Huizar accepted into University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sonja Duenas (2013-14-Cohort) is currently attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Rachel will be pursuing a Ph.D. in British Literature.


Join the McNair Scholars Club

The 2012-13 Academic year has been a very rewarding and challenging year for the McNair Scholars. One of the goals set for the 2011-12 cohort, was to develop a on campus social club. With the help of our faculty advisor, Dr. Yvette Farmer, and newly elected officers, the club was successfully certified as a campus social organization in Fall 2012. The purpose of the club is to increase the visibility and interaction of the McNair Scholars Program with the campus community. The main goal is to support current McNair Scholars in their academic endeavors, and recruit new scholars to participate in the McNair Scholars Program. The club provides current scholars with networking opportunities with previous scholars and graduate faculty. One of the first on campus activities the club participated in was a food drive with the purpose of helping families during the holidays. One of the first on campus activities the club participated in, was that a food drive that went on to help families during the holidays. The McNair Scholars Club’s future goals include: Constructing a recruiting booth for rush week; fundraising activities; and partnering with EOP, to support freshman and sophomore students.

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Symposium 2016

On Monday, April 27, 2015, the McNair Scholars Program celebrated the research, scholarship and creative activity of its scholars and their faculty mentors. This year’s symposium was held in collaboration with the Science Educational Equity Program (SEE) and took place in the Hinde Auditorium inside the University Union, from 2:00 P.M to 4:30 P.M. The Scholars presented both oral and poster presentations. The Symposium provided a public forum for scholars’ to share their work and talent with the entire campus community and the general public.

McNair Scholars Program Contact Information
California State University, Sacramento
McNair Scholars Program
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6114
River Front Center, Room 203
Telephone: (916) 278-5118 
Fax: (916) 278-3505