McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program is designed to provide qualified college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.
- 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
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.
For more information about how to apply, download the McNair Scholars application packet.