Augsburg McNair Scholars Program Award 5-Year Grant

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The Augsburg University Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program was just notified the grant was approved for 2017-2022! This signifies the McNair Scholars, a federal TRIO program, will be funded $232,262 annually for the next five years by the U.S. Department of Education (slight fluctuations are dependent on congressional decisions). The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society; either first-generation college students with financial need, and/or members of a group underrepresented in graduate education. McNair participants have demonstrated strong academic potential and will prepare for graduate study through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The McNair Scholars Program was created by the U.S. Congress in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the astronaut and physicist who was among the first African Americans in the U.S. space program. For more information about the program visit or

Augsburg McNair Scholars Website