The 19th Annual University of Maryland
National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research

Sponsorship Opportunities

The University of Maryland’s 19th National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research (March 15-18, 2018) is an academic forum that attracts over 250 undergraduate student researchers, faculty, graduate school recruiters, and businesses from across the country. The Conference allows McNair Scholars to present independent research, to generate ideas about solutions to global and community challenges, and to network with their peers, graduate school recruiters, and business representatives. Partnering with the McNair Scholars Program is a strategic initiative to enhance business visibility and efforts to strengthen communities through education.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is a 501(c)(3) Department of Education funded program that serves high academic achievers who are low-income, first generation students, or students who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate school. The mission of the McNair Scholars Program is to prepare and assist its Scholars in matriculating into doctoral programs and earning Ph.D.s

Platinum Level Sponsorship : $5,000

The Platinum level sponsorship offers your business maximum exposure to the talented and diverse group of McNair Scholars as well as University administrators, faculty, and staff. Businesses will enhance their brand and visibility through this sponsorship level.
Benefits:
  • Exclusive naming privileges for all Conference events on Friday (highest attendance)
  • Full page advertisement in Conference Proceedings Book
  • 4-day recruitment/advertisement table and Conference registration for 2 representatives
  • Two (2) seats for representatives at luncheon on Friday
  • Six (6) seats for representatives at Scholars Banquet
  • Business logo and link on Conference website
  • Business logo on podium and banner at head table during breakfast, lunch, and dinner (provided by organization)
  • Sponsorship listing in Conference Proceedings Book

Gold Level Sponsorship : $3,000

Benefits:
  • Naming privileges for breakfast or luncheon on Saturday (based on availability)
  • Full page advertisement in Conference Proceedings Book
  • 2- day recruitment/advertisement table and Conference registration for 2 representatives
  • Two (2) seats for representatives at luncheon on Friday
  • Two (2) seats for representatives at breakfast and luncheon on Saturday
  • Business logo and link on Conference website
  • Sponsorship listing in Conference Proceedings Book

Silver Level Sponsorship : $1,000

Benefits:
  • Naming privileges to Oral Presentation Sessions (Saturday)
  • Full page advertisement in Conference Proceedings Book
  • 1- day recruitment/advertisement table at the Graduate School and Recruitment Fair for 2 representatives
  • Two (2) seats for representatives at luncheon on Friday
  • Sponsorship listing in Conference Proceedings Book

For inquiries, contact us at McNairScholar@umd.edu or 301-405-4738.