McNair Program at-a-glance
The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school.
During the the 10-week summer research program students:
--Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school
--Receive a $3,500 stipend
--Conduct research with a professor
--Develop a quality research paper
--Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae, etc.)
--Present research at poster sessions held on campus
--First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group
--GPA of 2.75 and above
--Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
--Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans.