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Additional Services and Benefits

UNC McNair Scholars enjoy many additional services and benefits, such as:

  • Individualized attention and support from McNair staff
  • UNC McNair peer mentoring program
  • Membership in a community of scholars, created by your fellow UNC McNair colleagues
  • Entry into academia through engagement in scholarly activities and networking
  • Opportunities to develop and practice networking skills
  • Opportunities to present and publish research
  • Financial support for 
      • conference attendance and presentations
      • your independent research project
      • visits to prospective graduate programs
      • graduate school application fees - many grad programs nationwide waive application fees for McNair Scholars!
      • completion of the GRE
  • Opportunities to engage in a variety of cultural events and activities (including the culture of academia)

Additionally, many of our past scholars have noted further benefits, such as

  • opportunities to cultivate lasting personal relationships with their fellow McNair scholars and with their faculty mentors
  • increased confidence in conducting and presenting research
  • increased academic self-efficacy

Visit our testimonials page for more from our past scholars!