The UTA McNair Scholars Program offers a wide array of services to aid participants to reach their full academic and professional potential: informative seminars, the McNair research institute and summer research internship, help with the graduate school application process, conference participation, and other benefits. Participating fully in all aspects of the program enables Scholars to gain admittance to well-ranked graduate programs nationwide and to receive the funding necessary to earn the Ph.D.
The McNair program works with both Student Support Services and University Tutorial/Supplemental Instruction to ensure that McNair Scholars acquire assistance when needed.
Graduate School Preparation
The McNair Scholars Program prepares qualified UTA undergraduates for graduate study to commence at least by the fall semester after graduation and leading to the Ph.D. The program provides many benefits to assist Scholars to become more competitive in the graduate school application process, leading to their admission to top-ranked programs and facilitating a smooth integration into graduate-level work.
Each summer, the McNair Scholars Program provides GRE preparation for its research interns via two four-week on-campus review courses (quantitative and verbal/analytical writing).
Free UTA Transcripts
UTA makes free transcripts available to McNair Scholars for scholarship, fellowship and graduate school applications. Scholars can only access such transcripts through McNair program staff.
Special McNair Funding
McNair Scholars are eligible for graduate school application fee waivers or special funding at many U.S. universities.
UTA waives the graduate school application fee for McNair Scholars with verification of active program participation (provided by McNair office).
McNair Scholars are recognized nationwide as participating in a competitive graduate school preparatory program.
At UTA, McNair Scholars receive special McNair program graduation cords and are identified as program participants in the graduation program booklet.
Each spring, the University of Texas at Arlington McNair Scholars Research Journal appears online (through the ResearchCommons (RC) in the library). This publication includes the four top-ranked papers and all abstracts produced the preceding summer. This online journal is supported by a grant from the UTA Library.
National McNair Senior Recruitment Directory
Each summer, the McNair program submits scholars’ names and intended areas of graduate study to a national database of rising McNair seniors. The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Council of Graduate Schools coordinate this initiative that facilitates the recruitment of McNair Scholars by universities throughout the United States.