Texas Tech University

Prospective Scholars

Each year, 10-13 rising juniors and incoming transfer students are selected to participate in the program. We provide our students with full academic support and opportunities to enrich their undergraduate career and best prepare them for pursuing graduate and doctorial degrees.

Program Benefits

  • 8-week Summer Internship with Stipend
  • Research project under the guidance of a Faculty Mentor
  • Travel funding for Conferences and Graduate School Visits
  • GRE Preparation & Fee Reduction
  • Graduate School Application Waivers from 200+ Graduate Schools
  • Graduate School Application Assistance
  • Academic, Career, & Personal Counseling and Advising

Program Expectations

Students are required to:

  • Attend bi-weekly Workshops/Seminars
  • Participate in Research Project with Mentors
  • Complete Research Project 
  • Attend weekly McNair Summer Seminars
  • Present Research at National and Local Conferences
  • Present Research at TTU's Undergraduate Research Conference
  • Complete a Graduate School Admissions Portfolio

Program Components


Late Summer/Fall

  • McNair Scholars Orientation
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Graduate School/Career Visits


  • Research Project Proposal
  • GRE Preparation
  • Graduate Program Research
  • McNair Research Symposium
  • TTU Undergraduate Research Conference


  • Weekly Seminars on Research and Graduate School Applications
  • Summer Research Internship



  • Workshops & Seminars
  • Graduate School/Career Visits
  • Prepare research for publication
  • Apply to Graduate School


  • Seminars & Workshops for Graduate School Expectations
  • TTU Undergraduate Research Conference 

McNair Scholars Program