McNair Program benefits include:

  • Eligibility to receive a $2,800 stipend for the academic year or summer research .
  • Establish a relationship with a faculty research mentor for guidance through the research project and an introduction to your academic discipline.
  • Receive support services including: academic seminars, individual surveys and assessments, tutoring services as needed, GRE preparation.
  • Opportunities to visit graduate school programs.*
  • Opportunities to attend local, regional, and national conferences to present research.*
  • Receive financial education and counseling including: individual financial counseling services, a money management seminar, and a seminar on graduate and doctoral program funding alternatives.
  • Receive personal support services including: career counseling, academic career planning, and a peer support system.
  • Receive assistance applying to graduate schools.
  • Receive assistance applying for graduate school funding.
  • Application fee waivers from participating graduate schools.
  • Be eligible for GRE test fee vouchers.
  • Access to McNair computer lab, lounge and free poster printing.

McNair Scholars are presented with opportunities to study and do research at the university in order to hone those skills required for success in doctoral education.

*Travel funds are contingent upon program participation and are granted at the discretion of the director.