McNair Scholars Program


The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a year-round graduate school preparatory program. The program includes an 8-week summer research internship that prepares undergraduate students demonstrating strong academic potential for graduate research. The McNair Scholars Program is a Federal TRIO program designed to identify need and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Juniors Apply Here

Seniors Apply Here

Recommend Students


Highly motivated and disciplined rising juniors who are:
• U.S. Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents of the U.S.
• First-Generation OR Low-Income OR Members of an Underrepresented Group in Graduate Education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
• In Good Academic Standing (2.5+ GPA desired)
• Interested in STEM-related research is preferred. However, all majors can apply.
• Desiring to Pursue Graduate Studies, especially at the Ph.D. Level


• 8-week Summer Internship with Stipend
• Research Opportunities with Faculty Mentorship
• Advanced Leadership Training
• GRE Preparation & Fee Reduction
• Graduate School Application Waivers from 200+ Graduate Schools
• Graduate Placement Assistance
• Academic, Career & Personal Counseling


Students are required to:
• Maintain close contact with faculty mentors
• Participate in research project with mentors
• Attend McNair Summer Courses (IS 3000 at no cost)


• Resume
• 2-3 Recommendation Letters
• 500-word Personal Statement*


Darin Williams, Interim Project Director,
LaTricia Phillips, Interim Assistant Project Director,