Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You’re eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky. ~Ronald McNair

The Baylor McNair Scholars Program aims to prepare low-income, first generation and other underrepresented students in acquiring the knowledge, skills and capacities necessary to successfully navigate a path to a Ph.D. program following graduation from Baylor. The program prepares students for the rigors of Ph.D. studies through immersion in research and a variety of scholarly activities. Students who join the McNair Program join a community of peers that have been selected from a pool of eligible applicants.

Benefits of the Program

  • Mentoring from faculty and staff for graduate school preparation
  • Financial planning for graduate school success
  • Professional and academic conferences
  • An empowering and supportive community
  • Research opportunities
  • Research presentation experience
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Summer Research Internships including stipends

Interest Sessions

Students participating in Interest Sessions will have opportunities to receive coaching concerning graduate school preparation, research presentation, graduate school funding, and research opportunities via Program staff and campus referrals.

 
Sep
14
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – Baylor University’s McNair Scholars program will host its inaugural research symposium from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Beckham and White rooms of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. This come-and-go event will feature scholars’ poster presentations based on their summer research.
Sep
13
2018
Baylor University’s 25 inaugural McNair Scholars are ready to soar, like the program’s namesake Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a laser physicist and NASA astronaut who was inspired to work hard and persevere in his studies by his family and by a teacher who recognized and believed in his scientific potential.
Sep
13
2018
Baylor's McNair Scholars conducted groundbreaking research over the summer on subjects ranging from military history to media literacy. Scholars will present their research at conferences across the United States this fall.