McNair Scholars Program

Mission

The McNair Scholars Program is designed to provide qualified college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.

Goals

  • To provide opportunities to develop the research skills necessary for admission to doctoral education.
  • To produce students who will obtain a terminal degree, for teaching and/or research.

What benefits does McNair offer?

  • $2,800 stipend for eight-week Summer Research Institute
  • Work with a faculty mentor
  • Help in securing admission to the graduate program of your choice
  • Improved study and test-taking skills
  • Counseling: academic, personal, career, and financial
  • Participation in professional conferences
  • Receive three credit hours in advance research courses
  • GRE preparation



Spotlights

Sam Palomares ('11) | McNair Scholar

Sam Palomares ('11) | McNair Scholar

For Samuel Palomares ('11), research is not a chore or a burden - it's a passion. His love of knowledge has led him to pursue a master's degree in communication at the University of Texas, and participation in ACU's McNair Scholars Program was a crucial step along the way.


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McNair Scholars
The McNair Scholars Program at ACU is designed to provide qualified college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.