The McNair Scholars Program is a federally-funded TRiO project dedicated to the high standards of achievement inspired by the late Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a Nasa space Shuttle Mission Specialist and recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Note: The McNair Program at USC is going through a transition and will soon be known as the Gateway Scholars Program. During this process, we are referring to the program as McNair/Gateway. The program mission, structure, services, academic rigor, and opportunities will all remain the same; all that will change is the formal name and primary source of federal government funding. The university is now supporting the program financially and we hope to secure a new Federal McNair Grant from the U.S. Department of Education soon.