The McNair Scholars Program is an academic enrichment, graduate school preparation initiative. This intensive academic honors program places emphasis on undergraduate research with the goal of preparing students to earn a Ph.D. Students who are selected are expected to represent themselves as worthy recipients of the designation. Generally speaking, students who are admitted to participate are supported through graduation from college and placement into a program of graduate study. Participation in the program is typically divided into two components: academic year internships and summer research fellowships.
Academic year internships are open to UNH eligible students only. Awards target sophomore and junior level students (with limited exception granted to students beginning their senior year). Applications are generally submitted in the first semester of the sophomore or junior year with participation beginning in the second semester for those students who are admitted.
Summer research fellowships are available to eligible college juniors from institutions around the country. Those applicants who are admitted will be engaged in an integrated eight to ten-week research intensive experience.
Interested applicants should be sure to read the application material carefully and submit all necessary documents in a punctual fashion.
- For summer 2012, the McNair Program will not be accepting applications from students who are not enrolled full time at UNH.