Mentors are crucial to McNair Scholar success as they prepare for a graduate education. Each Scholar is required to have a faculty mentor and a graduate student mentor to expose them to the various aspects of graduate school. 

Faculty Mentors

McNair Faculty Mentors provide:

  • an academic research experience to a McNair Scholar through supervision in initiating, exploring, and completing a research project. 
  • guidance, information, and exposure to events and activities that in the Scholar about the graduate school experience. 

Click here for more information about being a McNair Faculty Mentor.


Graduate Student Mentors

Graduate Student Mentors provide:

  • a beneficial peer mentoring relationship that centers on the implicit and explicit expectations of graduate school. 
  • assistance with completing components of the McNair program. 

Click here for more information about becoming a McNair Graduate Student Mentor.