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 will start our Pre-McNair Workshops this fall.

We accept applications in the spring and fall from sophomores and juniors.  If interested fill out preliminary application and send to director.

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