About the Program

The Activities

  • Collaborative research in your field with a faculty mentor
  • Presentation of your research at the McNair Scholars Poster Session
  • Publication of your research in the McNair Scholars Journal
  • Workshops and seminars on topics such as:
    • Research Basics
    • Library and Internet Research Resources
    • The Institutional Review Board Process
    • How to Choose a Graduate School
    • Funding for Graduate School
    • How to Write a Personal Statemen
    • How to Have a Successful Graduate School Interview
  • GRE test preparation
  • Academic counseling and tutoring as needed

The Benefits

  • 4 credits free (2 cr. GRE preparation, 2 cr. research)
  • A stipend of $2800 for completing the research (paid over the summer)
  • Mentoring relationship with a faculty member
  • Strengthening of academic and research skills
  • Graduate school application assistance and advocacy
  • Opportunities to attend or present at professional conferences
  • Opportunities to visit graduate schools
  • The opportunity to have your research published in the National McNair Scholars Journal
  • Application fee waivers from participating graduate institutions