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

Freshman and Sophomores:

February 24th, 2015 3:30-4:30 
April 21st, 2015 3:30-4:30 
Location Bowman Hall 425

We accept applications in the spring from sophomores and juniors.


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