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2020 McNair Scholars Application is OPEN!

Preparing Undergraduate Students to Pursue Doctoral Degrees

Recruiting McNair Scholars!

The McNair Scholars Program focuses on the preparation of undergraduate students (who qualify as either low-income/first-generation college students or members of groups underrepresented in graduate education) to pursue doctoral degrees.

The program offers a number of benefits, such as summer and academic year research funding, assistance connecting with faculty research mentors, hands-on guidance and navigation through the graduate school application process, first-hand exposure to individuals who have earned Ph.D.’s in their field of study, and the opportunity to attend research conferences (fully funded).

Note: Rising Seniors & Rising Juniors must have had research experience and one of their recommendations must be from a faculty member (not necessarily from UMBC) who mentored them in their research experience. 

McNair Open Houses/Informational

For any students interested in the UMBC McNair Scholars Program, attend one of the open houses on Nov 18th, Dec 4th, January 29th, 12 pm - 1 pm, Sondheim 101. Missed the event(s)? Please reach out to staff mcnairs@umbc.edu to set up a 1on1 meeting.  Sign up now on the Interest Form to receive updates (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2Mj0Bd9kiunv_S7i-ERwd3x8YoNTxqdQIfCngPzcol3Rtxg/viewform)

Become a McNair Mentor or Faculty Research Mentor

UMBC faculty and staff are invited to mentor a McNair Scholar. There are two options: McNair Mentor and McNair Research Mentor. For details, please read the attached Mentor Informational for McNair Scholars Program, open to UMBC faculty and staff who have a graduate degree. To apply to be a mentor, please complete the form at www.tinyurl.com/mentorsumbcmcnair.

For more info, review the attachments and the website link below:

Posted: January 15, 2020, 11:37 PM