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McNair Scholar Benefits

RIC McNair Scholars receive comprehensive student support services to prepare them for conducting quality research and the rigors of graduate coursework, as well as exposure to careers that require a doctorate degree.

McNair staff and college faculty work in collaboration to provide students with the following services and activities:

  • Work with a faculty mentor to prepare a research proposal and design a research project to complete in the Summer Research Internship. Earn college credit for work with faculty mentor
  • Paid Summer Research Internship, students may earn up to $2,800 for completion
  • College-credit for Summer Research Internship, college transcript will reflect research experience
  • Opportunity to present at local and national research and McNair conferences
  • Support and guidance on writing and presenting scholarly work
  • Meet regularly with a professional McNair advisor to discuss academic and research progress
  • Graduate school visits and tours
  • Personalized advisement through the graduate school application and financial aid process
  • Graduate school application fee waivers for McNair scholars to apply to select programs across the country
  • GRE prep materials and support, as well as fee reduction test waivers
  • A national community of peers, faculty, and staff invested in student success​​​

Page last updated: April 24, 2018