The McNair Scholars Program

Do you dream of continuing your studies after earning a bachelor's degree?

Perhaps you already know that pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. is in your future, you just don’t know how to make it happen…

The McNair Scholars Program can make dreams come true and your postbaccalaureate goals a reality by providing outstanding, specific resources and support to assist students towards reaching the goal of a graduate degree. 

Major components of the program include:

  • Undergraduate research opportunities with stipends
  • Faculty advisement and faculty mentorship
  • Funds to go to conferences, graduate school visits, and fee waviers for graduate school application fees

The program has specific eligibility requirements.

The McNair Program is a 100 percent federally funded U.S. Department of Education TRIO program with $220,000 awarded per year with a five-year performance period.

Events for Interested Students

We are accepting applications for our next cohort starting in Spring of 2016. Deadline to apply is November 16th, 2015. If interested fill out an application and drop off at The McNair Scholars Program 400B Bowman Hall or e-mail to


We are currently offering our Pre McNair workshops to all students on campus.  Check the Pre McNair tab for list of dates and topics. 

Current McNair Activities

 2015 Summer Newsletter



Check out Amanda Smith's video on being a first-generation student and completing her research for McNair!