Prepare for and locate an internship that will be best suited to advance your career goals.

Academic Advising and Assistance in Course Selection

Academic advising provided by TRIO/McNair faculty and staff are highly individualized. Students are assisted with admissions procedures, financial aid information, course and program planning, registration, career directions.

Other Educational Activities

McNair participants will be encouraged to attend cultural enrichment events (lectures and performances). Each year BSU hosts the Festival of Nations, a Native American Pow-Wow, and the Madrigal Dinner. These events are at no cost to McNair Scholars.


TRIO provides free one-on-one tutoring to all participants.

Financial Aid

McNair staff assists students on accessing graduate school financial aid including public and private scholarships and nationally competitive scholarships.

Faculty Mentoring

Faculty Mentors interact with scholars interested in careers related to their academic fields.

Graduate School Visits

Scholars may join up to three annual group visits to graduate schools where participants meet graduate faculty; tour research, library, and computer facilities; review graduate courses; and discuss doctoral requirements.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Preparation

Scholars receive GRE preparation in math, verbal and writing; testing strategies; taking practice tests using electronic resources; registering for and locating exam sites, and obtaining GRE test fee waivers.

Information for Parents/Families

McNair will foster families’ connectedness with their student’s education to enhance positive outcomes. Parents/Families will be invited to attend a gathering to discuss the benefits and objectives of the McNair program to their students.