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UCF McNair Scholar Resources

The UCF McNair Scholars Program provides its scholars with year round support towards the goal of acceptance into quality graduate programs. Scholars have access to a dedicated and supportive staff as well as a multitude of resources that will make that goal a reality. We encourage all of our scholars to present their research in as many professional conferences as possible. Below you will find a listing of universities with application waivers for McNair scholars, information on the fellowships, and a listing of fully funded graduate school visitation programs.

National McNair Scholars Program Website:

In collaboration with UCF's Marketing department the UCF McNair Scholars Program has created a national McNair web site.  The site provides information on McNair conferences, funding opportunities and graduate school visitation programs for scholars, success stories and resources for the McNair community.

Application Incentives
A list of schools offering application fee waivers for McNair scholars can be found at the Council for Opportunity in Education McNair page. 

Please visit our the McNair conference page for a brief list of conferences hosted by other McNair programs as well as professional societies.

GRE Preparation

Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Website

Scholarships and Fellowships

The UCF Graduate McNair Fellowship is a competitive fellowship that is offered to the most outstanding undergraduate McNair scholars who are accepted into UCF graduate programs. This fellowship award is over $20,000 for a master’s student and more than $35,000 for a doctoral student.

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program is designed to address the under-representation of African American faculty at colleges and universities in Florida by increasing the pool of African American citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels.

National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP):

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of financial support for beginning graduate study leading to a research-based degree in biological sciences, computer sciences, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, information science, social sciences, life sciences, mathematics, psychology, physics & astronomy, or STEM Education.  

For a guide to prestigious scholarships and internships, please visit the Office of Student Scholarship and Fellowship Advisement.

Summer Research Opportunities

Attending a Summer Research Program is a great way to participate in and get familiar with research. For a listing of past summer program attended by UCF McNair Scholars please the Summer Research Opportunities page. Office of Undergraduate Research website.

Campus Visitations and Application Preparation

Please visit our the McNair campus visitation page for a list of visitations offered for McNair scholars.