McNair Scholars Program


  • Conduct graduate-level research under the guidance of a faculty mentor
  • Receive instruction in research and writing, and presentation and communication skills
  • Learn research presentation skills
  • Attend retreats and weekly workshops and prepare for graduate school entrance exams (GRE), for the graduate school application process
  • Attend cultural events, on and off campus
  • Learn networking skills
  • Visit graduate schools and meet with graduate schools administrators and students
  • Travel to McNair Conferences to present research
  • Information on graduate school fellowships
  • Receive other tangible benefits, including:
    • Graduate school application fee waivers for participating institutions
    • Free transcripts
    • GRE partial fee waivers
    • GRE preparation material

Watch the clip below to see and hear why students at Cornell University joined McNair!