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Program Benefits

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.