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Benefits of joining McNair:

  • Faculty mentors are on hand to help students formulate research interests, develop research skills, and prepare for doctoral study
  • Individualized assistance to help students address academic needs and enhance efforts to gain admission into graduate programs
  • Travel to national symposiums and conferences to present
  • Summer incentives:
    • Extensive work with a faculty mentor
    • A stipend up to $2,800
    • Academic course credit

Requirements to become a Scholar:

  • First-generation student (neither parent completed a four-year degree) and financially qualified OR
  • Be a part of an underrepresented group in graduate education (African-American, Hispanic-Latino, Native American and Alaskan, other Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian)
  • All participants must be Georgia Southern University undergraduate students (Statesboro, Armstrong)
  • Rising Juniors or rising Seniors at the time of acceptance
  • Have (and maintain) a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Intend to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation


Last updated: 10/21/2019

McNair Scholars Program • P.O. Box 8044-2 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-2576