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McNair Scholars Program


                                    COVID-19 RESPONSE

Eastern Kentucky University and the EKU McNair Scholars Program are concerned for the well-being of everyone on campus.  

·         Wearing face masks while on the EKU campus is mandatory.

·         McNair office hours for fall 2020 will be variable and by appointment only.

Please access detailed information about EKU's response to COVID-19 by visiting:     Also, please follow CDC guidelines at:

Welcome to the EKU McNair Scholars Program

The federally funded McNair Scholars Program at Eastern Kentucky University encourages and assists talented, program-eligible, undergraduate students who are committed to achieving doctoral degrees.  McNair scholars exhibit self-initiative, excellent academic performance and strong potential for graduate school success.  Program professionals and University faculty members work closely with participants to foster sound scholarly skills while offering holistic encouragement and support.  In addition, each McNair Scholar at EKU is eligible to receive an EKU scholarship.  By demonstrating quality academic performance, ethical behavior, and impressive extra-curricular achievement, McNair scholars at EKU earn respect from academic peers and University faculty and staff members.  It is recognized achievement and earned respect that make McNair scholars attractive to top graduate programs across the nation.  If you are a talented undergraduate student aiming for a career that requires a doctorate, contact the EKU McNair Scholars Program today!

A Tribute to Ronald E. McNair

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