Welcome to the UA Little Rock McNair Scholars Program

Applications are being accepted for the 2023 Summer Research Internship. Priority deadline to apply is November 28, 2022.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Please contact us for more information at 501-916-3747 or mcnair@ualr.edu.

The UA Little Rock McNair Scholars Program is one of the federal TRIO Programs governed by the U.S. Department of Education and officially called the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. TRIO programs were designed to provide support to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds so that they can complete their four-year college degree. The McNair Scholars Program was added in 1986 to compliment that goal by supporting undergraduate students who want to attend graduate school and pursue a doctorate degree.

The Scholars Program works with undergraduate students who want new or additional experience conducting undergraduate research, which is necessary to be competitive for graduate school admissions. At the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 26 Scholars are supported each year in our enriching Research Internship Program. In their first year, Scholars participate in the Summer Research Internship. In subsequent years, Scholars are able to complete their research requirement during the academic year or the summer.

The UA Little Rock Ronald McNair Scholars Program prepares students to compete with the best.