McNair Scholars Program
Preparing Students for Graduate School
Ronald E McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (Summer Research Internship)
The Summer Research Internship is offered to matriculating students at FSU. As part of the federally funded TRiO programs, the McNair Program is designed to encourage low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups currently underrepresented in graduate education to pursue a doctoral degree in their chosen field.
The internship provides participants with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project. Fellows are in residence at FSU during the summer and a FSU faculty mentor is identified with whom the student will work closely in the execution of the research. In addition, participants are provided with GRE and graduate school preparation workshops along with other professional development seminars and scholarly activities. If you would like to receive more information regarding our program or if you are a faculty member at FSU and you are interested in mentoring a student, please contact our office.
- Low income and first-generation college graduate
- Underrepresented (minority) in graduate and doctoral programs (e.g., African Americans, Latino, or Native American)
- Have a good record of academic achievement (GPA of 3.0 or higher)
- Be committed to attending graduate school
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
- Be a second semester sophomore or a junior (60 credits hours minimum)