Our Story


At its inception in spring semester 2018, the Bowie State University McNair Scholars Program was funded to serve 25 first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented students. We are proud to currently have a cohort of 32 participants, with the following achievements:

  • A successful summer institute in 2018
  • Participated in the summer 2018 National Institute of Health graduate fair
  • Hosted Mr. Carl McNair, brother of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, as guest speaker
  • Won second place-best poster award at Florida International University University’s 2018 McNair conference
  • Presented research at the 2018 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Indianapolis-Indiana
  • Presented research at the 21st Annual University of North Texas National McNair Conference
  • Attended the 16th Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education-Yale University
  • Attend the 2018 Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference and graduate fair--Harvard University
  • Five participants have been offered opportunities to conduct 2019 summer research at outside institutions (National Institute of Health, Emory University, University of Nairobi-Kenya)