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Scroll down and click the “Student Perspective” button to watch the recording of McNair Scholars and their experience during the program.

September 21st, 2023 McNair Showcase

The 2023 McNair Cohort received their certificates of completion at the annual UWO Showcase where students have the opportunity to present their research.

McNair in the News

Program director, Mrs. Cordelia Bowlus (left), had the opportunity to interview with PBS journalist Aditi Debnath (right).

We are currently recruiting for our 2024 Cohort!

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Our Mission

Our UWO McNair Scholars Program seeks to empower high-achieving, first-generation, low-income, and racially minoritized undergraduates to realize their potential by providing opportunities to develop skills and gain the experiences that will prepare them for graduate study. Central to our mission is to build a community of scholarship where participants engage in faculty-mentored research, distinguished by active learning, mutual respect, and collaborative scholarship. Inherit in our mission is to harness the energy of a new and more diverse generation who is committed to scholarly inquiry.  


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Student Perspective

Find out what McNair Scholars think about their experience.

Eligibility Requirements

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Keep up to date on the McNair Scholars Program! Check out featured events, McNair Scholar alumni stories, and what our scholars are currently up to.



The UWO McNair program serves between 25 and 30 scholars in a given year, typically accepting 12-13 new students per year. Because becoming a McNair scholar takes a lot of forethought and planning, we strongly advise interested students to visit us as early as possible. We welcome your interest!


The UW Oshkosh McNair Scholars Program is 100%  funded through a TRIO grant from the United States Department of Education PR/Award Number  P217A220180. For 2022/2023, the UW Oshkosh McNair Scholars Program will receive $261,888 in federal funds.