McNair Scholars Program

Advantages of Being a McNair Scholar

Intrinsic Value

      • Prestige: recognition on campus and in the graduate community McNair Video Logo
      • Develop research and presentation skills
      • Develop teaching skills
      • Develop technology skills
      • Opportunity to meet top names in field of study
      • Individual attention from a faculty member
      • Assistance with the graduate school application process
      • Help with financial aid for graduate studies
      • Learn to be a professional
      • Develop interpersonal skills

Extrinsic Value

      • Compensation of $2,800 to conduct research
      • Travel to a conference in your field
      • Research supplies to conduct your research
      • Reduced fee for the GRE
      • Preparation class for the GRE
      • Computer on loan
      • Updated software for your computer
      • Tutoring services available
      • Room & board for summer interns
      • University fees for summer interns
      • Access to graduate resources
      • Fellowships available for McNair Alumni
    Upwards of 200 graduate schools waive application fees for McNair Scholars, and a growing number offer fellowships. These application incentives are excellent advantages of being a McNair Scholar.