Ronald E. McNair Program Benefits


McNair participants have the privilege of attending workshops concentrated on the following topics: 

Benefits of the Program

The McNair Program offers the following:

1. Academic Research

  • An orientation to the McNair Program
  • Three Credit Hours
  • A rigorous Ten Weeks Summer Research Institute
  • Opportunities to conduct research
  • Preparation in writing a publishable abstract and a proposal for the McNair Journal
  • Thesis preparation and presentation
  • Submission of a graduate level publishable research paper
  • Effective Theories and Practices for successful research
  • Network support group of faculty and other McNair scholars
  • Ability to participate in presentations, workshops, professional meetings, and conferences

2. Graduate School Preparation

  • Professional and Career development
  • Resume Development and Organization
  • Successful interviewing strategies
  • Assistance in identifying and choosing a graduate program
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) Workshop
  • Assistance in locating financial aid
  • Exposure to graduate school
  • How to apply to graduate school
  • Graduate School Fee waivers
  • Preparation toward the completion and submission of graduate school applications

3. Post Research Support

  • Offers tutoring
  • Academic counseling and advising
  • Scheduled workshops for McNair scholars
  • Continued support from program staff and faculty mentors
  • Earned stipend not to exceed $2,800
  • Many other topics

McNair participants are eligible to receive graduate school application fee waivers to apply to a university or universities of his/her choice.

The McNair Program at Delaware State University provides scholars with a comprehensive program of support and preparation for graduate study