McNair Scholars Program Services

Program Benefits

McNair Scholars Program Services

mcnair scholars with faculty mentor

McNair scholars are enrolled in program seminars designed to prepare them for academic research and doctoral studies. Scholars work closely with faculty mentors who supervise their research projects and papers.


Academic Seminars and Summer Research Internship

Weekly McNair seminars in Winter, Spring and the research internship in Summer.

McNair Conferences

McNair scholars are encouraged to present their research at national academic conferences.

Graduate School Visits and Travel

Scholars visit PhD and graduate programs.

Research Project

Every McNair scholar conducts a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Research Abstract

Scholars' abstracts are published in the annual McNair Scholars Program Profiles and Abstracts.

Research Paper

Scholars submit research papers for publication in the PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal or other academic journals.

Research Symposium

Scholars present their research at the PSU McNair Symposium.

Awards Ceremony

PSU community celebrates McNair scholars, faculty mentors, families and friends.