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The McNair Scholars Program was established to prepare first-generation, low-income college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study. The program was first funded by Congress in 1989 and Central's McNair program began in 1991.
The project is designed to provide the following services and activities
- opportunities for research or other scholarly activities that are designed to provide participants with effective preparation for doctoral study;
- summer internships;
- seminars and other educational activities designed to prepare participants for doctoral study;
- academic counseling; and,
- assistance to participants in securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs.