McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program is an academic achievement and graduate school preparatory program for undergraduate students who are first generation, limited-income and/or underrepresented in graduate programs. We prepare students for graduate studies through scholarly enrichment, exposure to research, and other academic experiences and opportunities.
Why the McNair Program
- Mentor-Guided Research: designing, executing, and presenting a mentor-guided research project
- Graduate School Preparation: developing and submitting a competitive graduate school application
- Scholarly Skills: developing the skills and dispositions for doctoral study
- Financial Aid: paid research ($2,800), fee waivers, and travel opportunities
Who We Serve
- Low-income and first-generation students
- Students underrepresented in doctoral programs (this includes members of the following groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
- STEM, Social Science, and Humanities students interested in graduate school
- Second degree seeking students
- Law or medical degree seeking students
The McNair Scholars Program serves students who meet the following criteria:
- First-generation and limited-income students and/or students underrepresented in doctoral programs
- Students who are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Students expecting to immediately enter an academic/research graduate program upon graduation
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