About McNair Scholars

The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at Southern Methodist University combines faculty mentoring, undergraduate research, and academic support services to prepare and engage SMU students academically and encourage them to pursue postgraduate studies.

Program participants benefit from a variety of services, such as:

  • Intensive faculty-mentored research experience
  • Peer support
  • Academic, career, personal and financial literacy counseling
  • Assistance with applying to graduate school
  • Research conference & graduate school tour travel opportunities
  • Professional and personal development workshops.

Now Accepting Applications!

Priority Deadline: Wednesday, November 1st

To request an application, please email mcnairscholars@smu.edu. The McNair Scholars Program will accept applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.