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Benefits of Being a McNair Scholar

The Benefits of Being a McNair Scholar

EKU McNair scholars receive personalized, one-on-one academic performance reviews from higher education professionals and scholarly skills coaching from program professionals and EKU PhD faculty members.  Also,

  • McNair scholars receive graduate school application assistance from career and graduate school development professionals and from academic consultants in the EKU Noel Studio for Academic Creativity.
  • McNair scholars receive scholarly mentoring from EKU PhD faculty members who are accomplished researchers.
  • McNair scholars are eligible to receive an EKU scholarship.
  • McNair scholars attend small group graduate school preparation workshops and seminars for McNair scholars only.
  • McNair scholars may earn up to $3,000 when they successfully complete an EKU McNair Summer Research Opportunity Program Internship.
  • McNair scholars receive graduate school application fee waivers from top graduate school across the nation.
  • McNair scholars may receive lucrative McNair-specific graduate assistantships and fellowships from select graduate programs.
  • McNair scholars develop the knowledge and skill set that makes them relevant to the scholarly aims of top graduate programs.
  • McNair scholars are recruited by some of the best graduate programs in the nation.

With only two federally-funded McNair Scholars Program in the state of Kentucky, it is a unique and rewarding opportunity to be an EKU McNair scholar!

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