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.
MU's McNair Program Advantages of Recruiting McNair Scholars
The Directory includes student names, contact information, undergraduate major, and graduate field of interest identified by the GRE taxonomy codes and undergraduate research presentations.
Sorting the directory by the GRE codes or by state would allow graduate programs to 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, the data would narrow the list to a manageable format ideal for department chairs and directors to share with faculty.
COE asks that the Directory be used appropriately and specifically. Please refrain from sending out mass messages to students. The Directory should be used as a targeted recruitment tool for graduate programs that match students’ fields of interest as specified in the database. Reports of abuse will result in future restriction to the McNair Scholars Directory. In the initial communication with a prospective student, your program should let them know where you obtained their information.
NOTE — To ensure protection of student information captured in the McNair Directory, the Excel file is password protected.
Access to the file and the password is being distributed to accredited post-secondary institutions of higher education and their graduate programs by the Council of Graduate Schools. To receive access, please contact email@example.com or complete the form above.