Scholar Highlights

Sebastian Roubert has been selected to receive a 2018 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship.

Misha Inniss-Thompson received the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholarship sponsored by the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education 2015-16.

Roberto Villalba received the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholarship sponsored by the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education 2013-14.

Kimberly Cardenas received the 2017-2018 American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship. November, 2016

Claudia Mimoso won an award in Developmental Biology and Genetics at the Annnual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. November, 2016

NASA announces preliminary award winners for 2016 student launch and Desmond Caulley with the Cornell team won "Best Vehicle Design Award" April, 2016

Mariela Garcia was selected to recieve the 2016 CALS Academic Excellence Award on Monday, April 18, 2016 in Ithaca, NY.

Dhruv Prahalad Patel was selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in Albany, NY.

Kemar Prussien’s first publication "Predictors of Self-Injury Cessation and Subsequent Psychological Growth: Results of a Probability Sample Survey of Students in Eight Universities and Colleges" Springer Link, July, 2015 

Melanie Netter highlighted in “Through the Wormhole Season 6 Episode 3: Are We Here for a Reason?” June, 2015 
     This is the episode that Professor Burrow (McNair Faculty Mentor) and Melanie (McNair Scholar) were in.
     Jump to about the 37:20 mark.

Patty Gonzalez won the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Outstanding Research in Human Development, May, 2015

Fredrick Blaisdell named a Udall Scholar April, 2015

Five McNair Scholars (Trenel Francis, Anthony Halmon, Misha Inniss-Thompson, Taylor McGuire, and Maritza Medina-Olazaràn) receive the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated Memorial Scholarship

Four McNair Scholars (Fred Blaisdell, Mariela Garcia, Misha Inniss-Thompson and Moriah West) are inducted into National Honor Society Chi Alpha Epsilon’s Zeta Upsilon Chapter, March, 2015

Teresa Danso-Danquah featured in a spotlight through Cornell Univeristy Engaged Learning & Research, February, 2015

Kemar Prussien highlighted in “19 Incredibly Impressive Students at Cornell" Business Insider, January, 2015

Anthony Halmon article "Meet Anthony Halmon, teen inventor of the Thermofier" MSNBC, September, 2013

Juliana Garcia’s first publication "Goal-Congruent Default Network Activity Facilitates Cognitive Control" The Journal of Neuroscience, October, 2014

Teresa Danso-Danquah "Advocate for people with disabilities wins Truman scholarship" Cornell Chronicle, April, 2014


McNair Scholars tout educational programs in DC visit, Chornell Chronicle, June , 2018


McNair doctoral prep program renewed through 2022, Cornell Chronicle, September, 2017


"McNair scholars advocate on Capitoal Haill for TRIO programs" Cornell Chroncile, August, 2017


The following McNair Scholars received the 2017 National Science Foundation GRFP (Graduate Research Fellowship Program).

  • Casey Paton
  • Claudia Mimoso
  • Kimberly Cardenas

"How to overcome anxiety at Cornell" The Tab November, 2015

"Peer Review: Sandy Chan '15 Studies the Effects of Aspirin on the Brain" The Cornell Daily Sun, April, 2014 

"Astronaut credits programs with helping her soar" Cornell Chronicle, April, 2014

"Men of Color network reflects on power and purpose" Cornell Chronicle, May, 2015

"OADI Honors Salute Student, Staff, Faculty Diversity" Cornell Chronicle, May, 2015

"15 Undergraduates Named McNair Scholars" Cornell Chronicle, April, 2015