McNair Scholars Directory
(Updated: September 2, 2014)
Annually, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) collaborate to produce the national McNair Scholars Directory. The Directory is a database of Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program scholars projected to graduate this year or next year. The database serves as a valuable recruitment tool by allowing Graduate School deans and fellowship program directors to directly contact a cohort of highly talented and motivated students. To find out more about the advantages of recruiting McNair scholars, click here
(.pdf) to download the COE-CGS McNair brochure.
The Directory includes student names, contact information, undergraduate major and graduate field of interest identified by the GRE taxonomy codes and undergraduate research presentations. By manipulating the directory by the GRE codes
(.pdf) or by state, Graduate school deans can directly recruit students interested in a particular area of study or from a particular region. By sorting on areas of interest or fields of study, relevant data can be batched and disseminated in a manageable format to Department Chairs to share with faculty. For detailed instructions on how to manipulate the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Directory, please click here
- Click here (.xls) to download the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Directory (2014-2015)
— To ensure protection of student information captured in the McNair Directory, the Excel file is password protected
. The password is being distributed to accredited post-secondary institutions of higher education and their graduate programs though the Council of Graduate Schools. If you require the password, please contact Brittany Ross
) or (202) 347-7430. You must provide a campus and website address to verify identification, and state your need for access to the file.
The above-mentioned password will allow you to access the file in a “read-only” format. You do not need a second password to access the file in this way. Once you have opened the file as “read-only,” save it to a secured directory or folder on your desktop by using the “Save As” function under the “File” tab in Excel. Data in the “read-only” version of the directory can be manipulated. However, no changes can be saved to the original document.