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 always looking for quality candidates.  If interested fill out an application online, print and drop off at The McNair Scholars Program 400B Bowman Hall or scan and e-mail to


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