What is the McNair Scholars Program?
The McNair Scholars Program (TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees. McNair Scholars receive comprehensive support to earn undergraduate degrees, complete research projects in their fields of study, and apply to graduate schools. The program’s limited size provides a close-knit community while helping students gain a broad understanding of research and university culture.
The winter term symposium "New Voices in Scholarship", was a hit. If you missed this event, take a look at the past presentations and consider attending next year when our upcoming scholars present their research in February 2014. Symposium details
McNair Quest for Applications
Applications accepted until all positions are filled.
McNair Application Form Don’t delay.
Annual Journal Publications
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Scholar Presentation Archive:
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006,
2005, 2003-2004, 2002, 2001
- $2800 summer research stipend
- classes to enhance research and writing skills
- workshops on graduate funding
- preparation for the GRE
- assistance with admissions essays
- individualized advising
- travel to conferences
- travel to visit prospective schools
- tuition support.
Selective and demanding, the program provides opportunities that propel motivated students toward earning doctoral-level degrees. A prospective participant must:
- have earned at least 75 undergraduate credits, but not yet have a bachelor’s degree.
- have a GPA that is competitive for entry into graduate school.
- be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident.
- be low-income and first-generation (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree) or be from a group under-represented in graduate education.
- be enrolled in upper-division course work in the major.
- be committed to success.
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