McNair Scholars Program - Services

The McNair Scholars Program is a rigorous curriculum that provides meaningful academic experiences and important financial resources for the students who are chosen to participate. The program provides year-round services in several categories to prepare participants for acceptance into quality graduate programs:

  • Guided and mentored study in the student's field resulting in a significant research paper and presentation at the year-end McNair Scholars Symposium
  • Workshops and seminars on such topics as financial aid, research skills, technical writing, and the graduate school admission process
  • Paid research stipend, GRE fee waivers, and stipend for summer housing
  • Funded university credit hours for the McNair Program summer research project
  • In-depth, daily preparation for the Graduate Record Exam at the Summer Research Institute
  • Opportunities to visit graduate campuses and present at national research conferences
  • Leadership and professional development activities
  • Cultural experiences
  • Side-by-side field research and training with current graduate students.