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McNair Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 cohort.

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2016

Who Qualifies ?


What is Required ?

How Do I Apply ?

What Do I Get?

A faculty mentor with research interests related to your academic interests.

Participation in a six-week summer research project under the direction of your faculty mentor.

Stipends for participation in the academic year and summer research.

Publication of your written abstract and research in the McNair Scholar’s Journal, and presentation at the annual McNair Research Symposium. Alternatively, you can co-author a publication with your faculty mentor.

Tutoring and writing assistance.

Participation in seminars designed to introduce participants to the nature of graduate education and to successful role models who have obtained doctoral degrees.

Participation in workshops on research skills, the graduate school application process, Graduate Record Examination preparation, and resources for graduate education funding.

Assistance in defining, setting, and realizing educational goals as well as help with applying to a graduate program of your choice.

A supportive network of McNair Scholars who, like you, are working toward a graduate degree.

Opportunities to attend professional meetings or conferences with your faculty mentor or visit selected institutions for research purposes.

Ongoing support from faculty mentors and program staff dedicated to ensuring student advancement.