Services Offered

  • Mentors: A key component of the McNair Scholars program is that of providing a one-to-one relationship with a member of the faculty who can provide advice integral to research as well as to the graduate school search.
  • Summer Research Internships: McNair Scholars are expected to participate in an eight-week summer research component, during which they will receive full room and board as well as a research stipend of $2800.
  • Research Opportunities: McNair Scholars are encouraged to complete one required research opportunity and an additional in-depth research-intensive experience.
  • McNair Resource Center: McNair Scholars have access to a student work room containing information and materials designed to assist them in their graduate school selection, in completing their applications, and in applying for scholarships or fellowships.
  • Technology: The McNair office has for loan a digital camera, student laptops, and graphing calculators. There is also access to a color printer.
  • McNair Newsletter: Monthly newsletters update the resources available to McNair Scholars and provide information to assist them with their graduate school preparation. The Scholars are also featured in the newsletters.
  • McNair Colloquium: All McNair Scholars will have an opportunity to present their research in poster form as well as through presentations at St. Lawrence.
  • GRE Preparation: All Scholars are given preparation to take their Graduate Record Examinations (GREs).
  • Graduate School Planning: All Scholars are expected to attend workshops and seminars designed to provide information on the graduate school application and interview processes.
  • Travel and Conferences: McNair provides monetary support to assist students in attending regional, national, and professional conferences.
  • Recognition: McNair Scholars receive national recognition, hundreds of opportunities for waivers for the cost of graduate school applications, and opportunities for fellowships for their graduate studies. McNair Scholars at St. Lawrence are also recognized at University recognition days.
  • Academic Personal and Career Counseling: McNair Scholars have access to counseling designed to meet their academic plans, their career plans, and personal concerns.