Apply to the McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars program is currently recruiting and accepting students for the 2020-2021 school year! Federally funded, the McNair Scholars program seeks to increase the number of undergraduate students earning doctoral degrees who are low-income and first-generation, and/or who come from communities underrepresented in graduate education. Program participants must be committed to enrolling in graduate programs with an end goal of successfully completing a Ph.D.

All McNair Scholars obtain a faculty mentor, work on an independent research project, have opportunities to travel and present their research, receive free GRE prep (worth $2,000), and are eligible for up to $5,500 for participating.

We would love to answer any questions you may have.  Please reach out to Dr. Eric Dieter or attend our drop-in office hours on the following dates for any questions about the program:

  • Wednesdays from 12-1 pm with Graduate Assistant Hannah Hill - Zoom ID: 768 373 733
  • Thursdays from 3-4 pm with Program Director Dr. Eric Dieter - Zoom ID: 512 232 8487

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis, priority given to earlier applications.

For more information, and to apply, visit Any questions? Dr. Eric Dieter in the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence would love to hear from you!

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