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McNair Scholars Program

Program Timeline

First Fall Semester

September: Complete application

October: Complete interview

By end of October: Receive acceptance into program

November - December: Attend two Research and Graduate Education Colloquia

First Spring Semester

Attend weekly Research Development seminars

Interview and select a faculty mentor and a personal librarian

Create a research proposal

Create drafts of graduate school application materials


June - July: Complete an 8 week paid research internship ($2,800 total)

June - July: Attend GRE prep seminars for five hours a week

End of July: Present research to the McNair and university communities

End of July - September: Submit your findings in an abstract, a detailed article for an academic audience, and a short article for a lay audience

Second Fall Semester

Attend weekly Professional Development seminars

Attend and present at MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference

Revise graduate school application materials

Apply for graduate school

Second Spring Semester

Attend weekly Issues in Graduate Education seminars

Lead 1+ seminars