McNair Scholars in our program will receive:

  • $2800 stipend to support a McNair Research Internship during at least one summer
  • Paid tuition to attend McNair course as part of the McNair Research Internship
  • Paid travel to research conferences, regional or national
  • Paid travel to visit prospective graduate school programs
  • Research mentorship with a CU faculty member in your field
  • Mentoring from current graduate students in your field and in related fields
  • GRE preparation & GRE exam fee reduction waivers
  • Seminars focused on preparing competitive application in to graduate study, including:
    • How to get funding for graduate study
    • Research proposal writing
    • Grant proposal writing
    • The culture of graduate school
    • PhD to Industry
    • Smart financial decisions for graduate school
    • & more!
  • Support of the McNair Scholars community, both locally and nationwide

McNair Scholars Participation Requirements:

  • Intensive coaching sessions each semester with McNair advisors
  • Attend monthly seminars/workshops in Fall & Spring, as well as community building events
  • Scholarly activity each year (such as a research conference)
  • Work closely with a faculty research mentor to develop and implement a research plan
  • Completion of 1 research internship, including the creation of a conference-ready presentation
  • Prepare for and complete the GRE ( if required/accepted by target graduate school)
  • Complete competitive applications to graduate programs of your choice

Interested in Becoming a McNair Scholar? Click here to learn more about our eligibilty requirements and application process