Alumni Update Page

If you are a UNM McNair or ROP Alumni we would like to get an update from you. Every year the U.S. Department of Education and the State of New Mexico requires us to report on the academic progress of all of our former participants. Your participation enables us to remain in compliance with our grant obligations and to continue to offer opportunities to current & future UNM students.  Thank you very much for taking the time to update your information by clicking on the following link: Alumni Update Link

Join the National TRIO Alumni Online Network!

Did you know that McNair is part of the federally funded TRIO programs? TRIO programs serve participants nationwide from middle school through college who come from first-generation to college, low income, and underrepresented  backgrounds.  This online community allows TRIO alumni from around the world to advocate for TRIO, connect and stay current with TRIO news and events; join local alumni groups; network with peers; and post, share, or browse career opportunities. Create your profile today at

Submit Your Story to Faces of TRIO

It's time to share your TRIO Story with the world! An effort to bring awareness to the positive impact of TRIO programs, Faces of TRIO collects stories from TRIO alumni and shares them on social media. To submit your story for consideration, please complete this survey. To view the most recent Faces of TRIO alumni profiles, please click here.

Graduate School Application Fee Waiver Request Form for Alumni

Neither McNair nor ROP can pay for graduate school application fees but we are able to provide a form that certifies you participated with McNair or ROP and completed the program in good standing (completed all research requirements, etc.)

You can then use the "certification of participation and request for admission application fee waiver" form in order to secure application fee waivers from schools that waive fees for McNair Scholars (or similar scholars). If you received one when you were with the program you can re-use it as needed and there is no need to request another. However, if you lost your form, click on the link below to fill out the form and email to let us know you are requesting the form: