McNair Scholars at the University of Florida

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is a training program designed to support undergraduate students from low-income/first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds in their pursuit of a Ph.D.

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Congratulations Sienna on Graduating and Grad School

Congratulations Sienna on Graduating and Grad School

Congratulations to our very own Sienna Strong-Jones!! After being accepted to the University of Miami and the University of Central Florida, Sienna has decided to go to Penn State this fall! She will be investigating the child maltreatment and how it affects children’s development with Dr. Jennie Noll. Big congratulations on graduating and best wishes for your next steps Sienna!! Big congratulations on graduating and best wishes for your next steps Sienna!!

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Congratulations to UF McNair's latest PhD

Congratulations to UF McNair's latest PhD

Congratulations to UF McNair Alumna, Dr. Monique Mendes! She not only successfully defended her dissertation this summer but also made history by becoming the first Black woman to earn her doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of Rochester! Another one for the books. We're so proud of you, Monique! Thank you for breaking barriers! ‪‪‬

First Black Woman in UR History to Earn a PhD in Neuroscience
Illinois TRIO Making of a Scholar Video Competition Winner

Illinois TRIO Making of a Scholar Video Competition Winner

The Illinois TRIO McNair Virtual Conference invited scholars nationwide to submit a video describing their journey of becoming a McNair Scholar. One of our newest scholars, Sierra Molina, submitted her video and was awarded 1st place in the competition! Congratulations Sierra, we are very proud of you!

Making of a Scholar Video
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Most Recent Newsletter Available Now

Take a look at what the University of Florida McNair Scholars Program has accomplished this past summer including conferences, our summer symposium, award winners and alumni spotlights!

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