Program Information


Were you aware UNT is a Tier One research university? Our McNair Scholars Program offers you undergraduate collaborative research opportunities under the guidance of a faculty mentor, preparing specifically for graduate school rigor and expectations. Our goal is to produce a new generation of scholars that reflects America’s diversity in their intellectual perspectives, life experiences and cultures. If you are a first-generation college student from a low-income household or belong to an ethnic group underrepresented in graduate studies, interested in pursuing a PhD, we’d like to make your acquaintance!

Our McNair Scholars receive assistance with preparation for the entire graduate school search and application process, including application fee waivers. Beyond that, the program offsets expenses for conferences, graduate school visits, cultural events and GRE preparation, and provides financial planning resources, workshops, seminars, and presentation opportunities, even academic and research stipends. Along with this practical help comes the truly remarkable aspect of the program — the chance to join a cohort of like-minded, determined students, and supportive faculty members. The cohort grows and evolves together, encouraging one another along the way. The result is an exceptional group of students who understand and inspire one another toward their goals, accompanied by a select group of faculty intent on their success.