This year, the U of M’s TRIO McNair Program will host the 32nd Annual TRIO McNair Scholars Symposium in person for the first time since the pandemic. The event takes place Thursday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union’s Mississippi Room. This summer, 19 McNair Scholars are conducting research under the direction of distinguished faculty mentors. The symposium is a chance to view their work and celebrate their accomplishments.
Housed in CEHD, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program is a long-standing, federally funded program with legislative requirements that the University fulfills. The program seeks to increase doctoral program application, matriculation, and degree attainment by underrepresented and first-generation college students.
TRIO McNair Scholars is part of a set of federally funded college opportunity programs that support students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. TRIO McNair Scholars, as well as TRIO Student Support Services and TRIO Upward Bound, provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention.