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USC TRIO Programs
1400 Wheat Street
Columbia, SC 29208


































The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program helps TRIO-eligible undergraduates to prepare for and pursue graduate degrees. The program seeks to expand educational opportunities for first-generation college students, disabled students, and low-income students. The program includes a six-week summer research component, faculty mentoring, and research experiences. Students receive a number of benefits from participating in the McNair Program:

  • Close relationships with faculty research advisors and mentors
  • Opportunities to publish in a variety of professional and academic journals
  • Opportunities for presenting research findings
  • Advisement on graduate school enrollment
  • Summer orientation to graduate school and academic careers
  • A $2,700 stipend for completing summer research and academic year activities"

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McNair Application l McNair Handbook l Student Spotlight






McNair Acceptances

Congratulations to the following McNair students on their acceptances:

  • Kavetta Anderson participated in the COE Leadership Institute at the U of Liverpool this summer.
  • Preston Keith, U of Iowa, PhD in Educational Psychology
  • Paul Robbins, UT, Austin, PhD in Educational Psychology - Human Development and Culture
  • Brittany Prioleau, NC State, MS in Community Mental Health Counseling
  • Salandra Bowmen, Michigan State U, PhD in African American Studies
  • Flora Simmons, MUSC, MD
  • Moryah Jackson, U of Florida, EdD in Higher Education Administration
  • Brittney Anderson, UNC, Greensboro, MA in Women's Studies
  • Sierra Carter, who was awarded a Fulbright in 2008 and received a Master's degree from Harvard in May 2010, will attend the U of Illinois for a PhD in education policy with the Illinois Distinguished Fellowship.
  • Laura Drew will attend the law school in Charleston.
  • Sam Wellborn, Wake Forest University, Law School
  • La Shonna Cooper, USC Aiken, MS in Clinical Psychology
  • Sabrina Stewart, Penn State University, MA in media studies
  • Korey Boyd, Central Michigan University, MS in exercise science
  • Solomon Addico, Wake Forest University, MA in management.