Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

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2020 Annual Texas National McNair Research Conference February 21 - 23, 2020

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The McNair Scholars Program is a highly competitive program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to prepare university juniors and seniors who are low-income, first generation, and/or underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral education. This rigorous program assists students in the attainment of their educational and personal goals through participation in research and other academic/scholarly activities.


Check out this article published in our local paper by one of our scholars: "Yearslong research shows genesis behind Confederate monument, why it must be moved" - Jessica Luther Rummel

McNair Highlights

UNT McNair Scholar Published in Denton Record Chronicle
One of our own talented McNair scholars, Jessica Luther Rummel, published an article about the Confederate monument statue by the Denton County courthouse in our...
3rd Annual McNair Fall Research Assembly
On October 11th, 2019, the UNT McNair scholars and staff hosted a research assembly to showcase the scholars' summer research projects and recognize our McNair mentors. We...
McNair Staff Attend Annual UNM Conference
On October 3rd-4th, 2019, the UNT McNair staff travelled to the beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico for the annual University of New Mexico McNair Conference. They attended...
McNair Scholars Marcela Leon and Justin Litvin Win Psychology Awards
Current UNT McNair scholar Marcela Leon and UNT McNair alumnus Justin Litvin received top awards at UNT's 2017 Psychology Research Fair. First place for posters went...
McNair Scholar Meagan Burt conducts research abroad in Tunisia
TUNISIA, Africa – Meagan Burt, a McNair Scholar and UNT senior, studied post-revolution politics abroad in Tunisia during Fall Semester 2016. More specifically, she...
McNair Scholar Maribel Barrera publishes new paper with UNT Mentor Dr. Bill Acree
DENTON (UNT), TX – Maribel Barrera, a McNair Scholar and UNT sophomore published, “Solubility of Sorbic Acid in Organic Mono-Solvents: Calculation of Abraham Model Solute...