Since 2003, the McNair Scholars Program has proudly and consistently attracted the best and brightest scholars who have taken full advantage of everything that the program has to offer. Numerous program alumni have gone on to be awarded fellowships and to be accepted into graduate programs across the United States where they have pursued and achieved their goals in doctoral, professional, and other graduate programs. Every year a new cohort is inducted into our program to continue the proud McNair Scholars tradition.
The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the attainment of doctoral degrees by students who come from underrepresented segments of society, and there is no question that the program is successful in fulfilling its mission to prepare participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Participants in the McNair Scholars Program come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential. A majority are low-income and first-generation college students. They're united in their goal to pursue doctoral studies.
The program provides funding for faculty-directed research that includes an incentive for scholars. In addition, McNair scholars benefit from visits to graduate schools they're interested in attending, academic counseling, course tutoring, attending professional conferences, preparing for GRE exams, and receiving advice and assistance with the graduate school selection and application process.
The McNair Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and by St. Edward's University.
McNair Scholars Program 2017-2018 Cohort, Summer 2018 Research Internship.
sbriseno [at] stedwards.edu (Sonia Briseno)
ajackso3 [at] stedwards.edu (Auburney)ajackso3 [at] stedwards.edu ( Jackson)
mariadg [at] stedwards.edu (Maria Gomez)
Applications are available to all eligible full-time students at St. Edward’s University.
Eligibility requirements include:
For more information, email mcnair [at] stedwards.edu.
Throughout the academic year McNair scholars receive:
McNair scholars may also be eligible for a research internship beginning in the spring and continuing through the summer for eight weeks that includes:
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Paper applications should be submitted in person to the McNair Scholars Office in Moody Hall, Room 126. You may also submit via email using the link in the application.
If you have any questions, or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our office.
The McNair Scholars Program publishes an annual research journal and newsletter. The journal presents work done during an 8-week summer research internship by our scholars. Our newsletter, The Orbit, highlights accomplishments, interviews with the people who help to make our program successful, and other important information.
Summer Research Symposium Programs
If you would like to make a gift to support the McNairs Scholars Program at St. Edward’s University, please donate online. In the Gift Note section of the giving form, you can designate your gift for the McNair Scholars Program.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the McNair Scholars Program at St. Edward’s University.
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