Due to federal budget cuts, the McNair Scholars Program at the University of St. Thomas will no longer be offered as a service to students after 2012. However, the University of St. Thomas is committed to providing support for low-income, first-generation students and students from underrepresented areas of society who wish to attain their graduate degree. The Grants and Research Office is currently building a program with similar goals to continue to support these students. Applications for the new program are estimated to be available at the beginning of March 2013. Please continue to check the McNair Scholars Program website for further information.