McNair Scholars Testimonials

McNair Scholars Testimonials

"The McNair Program is a mind expanding experience.  The things you learn during these 6 weeks will prepare you for the rest of your career." 

- Michael Dorn-Reed

"I cannot express how grateful I am to have been selected to participate in the McNair Scholars Program. I've learned so much about graduate studies, the research process, and most importantly myself throughout the duration of this program. Thanks to the validation of McNair, I truly believe that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to and that my possibilities are endless."

 - Dejuan Washington

"I am really glad to have met the people in my cohort, as they could be friends that I have for a lifetime.  I really enjoyed majority of the time spent with this program and appreciate that I was selected for this  beneficial program.  I know that I will be far more prepared to take on post-graduate education and will never forget where I received my preparation from.  I will forever be grateful for the summer of 2014."

- Kejuane Jennings

"Upon being admitted to McNair, I never thought I would learn so much about my future or even about myself. Before I began McNair, quitting school and going back home to help my mother was definitely on the top of my list. As a first-generation, minority student I was always told I would never amount to anything and that I would crack under pressure. With the help of the McNair Scholar Program I was able to see that my goals in life were attainable. When I speak to former McNair Scholars they all tell me McNair changed their life and now I understand why. McNair opens doors for you that you would NEVER even dream of. You learn about the GRE exam, how to create a CV,  applying to graduate schools, but most of all, you learn about yourself and your abilities. You meet faculty and staff who have gone through similar stories as your own and they help you realize that YOU CAN DO IT. Mr. Ronald E. McNair once eloquently noted: "Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them." The McNair program gave me back my wings of inspiration and enthusiasm which I had lost down the road of disbelieve and the intersection of being another statistic. I cannot express how thankful I am to of had this erudite experience."  - Fernanda Conteras