McNair Scholars Program

Services and Benefits

How can the McNair program help?

The McNair Scholars Program can help you:

  • Participate in
    • Faculty-mentored research
    • Professional conferences
    • Summer research class
  • Receive Fellowships
    • Participants receive fellowships for research during the academic year. Summer fellowships are provided to scholars who meet specific criteria for summer research. Fellowships are provided for the summer by the U.S. Department of Education and by SMU for the academic year.
  • Prepare for graduate school with
    • Intensive GRE preparation
    • Academic, personal, and career advising
    • Financial aid advising
    • Assistance in securing graduate admission
    • Tutoring
    • Visiting graduate programs

Additional services include:

  • Selecting and gaining admission to Graduate schools
  • Writing Graduate Admission Essays
  • Applying for competitive Fellowships
  • FREE or REDUCED fee waivers when applying to selected graduate schools
  • Considerations for financial support to take the GRE test
  • Opportunities to attend graduate school visits
  • Opportunities to present your research at McNair research conferences
  • A stipend to conduct research during the summer research experience
  • Connections to a larger national McNair community of student scholars
  • Academic Advising
  • Test and Study Strategies
  • Publication Workshops
  • Attend Research Conferences
  • Submit research proposals for poster or oral presentation