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McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare qualified UT Arlington undergraduates for graduate study culminating in the Ph.D. The program thus 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.

In creating the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, the U.S. Congress paid tribute to Dr. Ronald McNair, an astronaut and scientist who perished aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1986. The goal of the McNair program is to assist promising students from low-income/first-generation or under-represented backgrounds to enter the professoriate. It was founded on the premise that neither socio-economic nor minority status should prevent talented students from pursuing a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

Please visit us in Campus Center (on the west side of campus) or review the program qualifications and benefits on the About Us page before applying. Our application period is between October 1st and November 15th.

Summer Research Internship

A major component of the McNair program is the Summer Research Internship, which takes place during the summer (late May through early August) between the junior and senior year. Scholars, who receive a stipend of $3,000, are required to participate in this aspect of the program, as it is crucial to developing their knowledge and research skills in preparation for graduate study.

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New Scholars

Bilal "Bill" Alameri

  • Mechanical Engineering

Eman Alasadi

  • Chemistry/Physics

ross armant

  • Biology

Umesh Bhandari

  • Psychology

Jamie Ba

  • Social Work

Daisy Estrada

  • History/Psychology

Archit jaiswal

  • Computer Engineering/Physics

kenya loudd

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Jocelyn Payan

  • Public Health

ciara mason

  • Anthropology

alex(andra) sanchez

  • History

yvonne nguyen

  • Biology/Microbiology

treston shaw

  • Social Work

Continuing Scholars

Efret Ghirmazion

  • Nursing

Julian beatty

  • Physics

Silvia chapa

  • Computer Science & Engineering

ryne dingler

  • Physics

jason-francis tasie

  • Biochemistry                                                          

  • Division of Student Success

    McNair Scholars Program

  • Contact Us

    Location: Campus Center 108


    Phone: 817-272-3715

    Fax: 817-272-5370

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  • Mailing Address:

    The University of Texas at Arlington

    Division of Student Success

    McNair Scholars Program

    Box #19550

    Arlington, TX 76019

Our Mission:

The McNair Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Arlington fosters success among academically talented but disadvantaged undergraduates enabling them to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate. The McNair program provides guidance, mentoring, academic support, and research and other scholarly activities, thereby preparing Scholars for a successful transition to graduate study culminating in the PhD and a career in the professoriate.


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