McNair Scholars Program

At Cleveland State University (CSU), we are reaching out to individuals who believe in the power of education to transform lives. We are excited to share the incredible impact of the McNair Scholars Program, a beacon of support for first-generation and minoritized students. 

The McNair Scholars Program is not just a program; it's a catalyst for change. We are dedicated to nurturing the brilliance and talent of our undergraduate students who aspire to become leading experts in their fields by attending graduate school. Here's how we make a difference:

  1. Rigorous Research Internship: We provide a hands-on, rigorous research internship that equips our students with invaluable skills and experiences.
  2. Dual Mentorship Program: Our dual mentorship program ensures personalized guidance, fostering meaningful connections that extend beyond the academic realm.
  3. Career Development Opportunities: We offer a comprehensive suite of tools and opportunities for career development, empowering our students to navigate their future with confidence.

Our results speak for themselves. Compared to their peers, McNair Scholars at CSU:

  • Have Higher Graduation Rates: Our students are twice as likely to graduate than their peers, breaking barriers and achieving academic success.
  • More likely to Attend Graduate School:  McNair Scholars pursue graduate education at significantly higher rates than their peers, fulfilling their aspirations to reach new heights in academia.
  • Higher GPAs: With a commitment to excellence, our scholars consistently maintain higher GPAs, showcasing their dedication to academic achievement.

We are on the cusp of something extraordinary and invite you to be a part of it. We ask you to leap into action for CSU students and make a donation to support our students. Your contribution will enable us to expand our reach and enhance our services, ensuring that more talented yet underserved students benefit from the McNair Scholars Program.

But it's not just an investment in education; it's an investment in Northeast Ohio. Approximately 80% of CSU students stay in the region after graduation, contributing to the local community. By supporting the McNair Scholars Program, you are shaping a more diverse and skilled professional workforce in Northeast Ohio.

Explore the inspiring achievements of our Alumni at https://www.csuohio.edu/mcnair-scholars/mcnair-alumni and witness firsthand the transformative impact of your support.

Thank you for championing first-generation students, students from minoritized backgrounds, and low-income students! Together, we can make the dream of a more diverse professional workforce in Northeast Ohio a reality.

Giving Day 2024 Total Dollars Raised
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Rank Department Raised
1 Men's Soccer $70,083.00
2 Woodling Gym Enhancement Project $67,105.00
3 Lacrosse $55,728.34
4 Wrestling $53,965.00
5 Men's and Women's Tennis $41,936.00
Giving Day 2024 Total Donors
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Rank Department Donors
1 Lacrosse 549
2 Swimming & Diving 241
3 Wrestling 227
4 Men's and Women's Tennis 218
5 Men's and Women's Golf 208
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