Apply to become a 2020 McNair Scholar

Get paid to conduct research, master the graduate school application process, and receive course credits.

2020 McNair Scholars

McNair Scholars aims to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. They are now accepting applicants for the 2020 summer cohort.

McNair Program At-a-Glance:

During 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.
  • Earn three-course credits (EDHD 3300: Engaging the Research Process)
  • 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).
  • Present research at poster sessions held on campus.


  • First-generation and income-eligible (typically Pell Grant eligible), and/or from an underrepresented group
  • GPA of 2.75 and above
  • Full-time undergraduate 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.


Group of McNair Scholars

December, 2019