Are you a current sophomore, junior or senior graduating in December 2013 or later? Do you want to get involved in undergraduate research? Are you looking to go to graduate school and earn a doctoral degree? Need scholarship money?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the McNair Scholars Program is right for you!
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program mandated by Congress. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students in doctoral degree programs who are low-income and first-generation undergraduates or students who come from groups underrepresented in graduate education, particularly African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Natives. The McNair Scholars Program will serve 25 students each year. An integral component of the program is the Summer Research Institute (SRI) Internship at UT Austin. Each summer, up to 13 students will be selected for this ten-week paid internship. Program participants must be committed to enrolling in graduate programs. The program will track progress towards the successful completion of a doctoral degree.
Benefits of being a McNair Scholar:
- GRE and Graduate School Preparation
- Paid research internship
- Mentorship from university faculty and current graduate students
- Paid graduate school visit
- Opportunities to present research at national conferences
- Teaching skills from our McNair Teaching Academy
- Eligibility to receive McNair Fellowships for graduate study at various institutions
- Graduate school application fee waivers at over 200 schools nationwide
McNair Scholars can earn up to $5,500 in awards in scholarships per year!
Applications for McNair are currently being accepted and the deadline to submit is November 16 by 5 PM.