Benefits

  • Paid ($2,800 from McNair and an additional $1,200 from Augsburg; plus a room and board stipend) summer research internship under the mentorship of a faculty member.
  • Opportunities for paid conference travel and professional presentation of original research.
  • Fee waivers for graduate applications and graduate fellowships designated for McNair Scholars only.
  • Free non-credit McNair Intensive Seminar (MIS): Becoming a Scholar and Doctoral Success, a two-day retreat with rigorous academic programming.
  • Tuition-free .5 academic credit course, McNair 301: Research in the Disciplines.
  • Intensive GRE preparation, the test required for admittance into most graduate programs.
  • Sharpened writing and oral presentation skills.
  • GRE test fee reduction ($87).
  • Academic and career counseling.
  • Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in graduate programs.
  • Social and cultural activities.
  • Acculturation to the graduate school experience.
  • The chance to be a part of a motivated, diverse and supportive learning community!