The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare qualified UT Arlington undergraduates for graduate study culminating in the Ph.D. The program thus provides many benefits to assist scholars to become more competitive in the graduate school application process, leading to their admission to top-ranked programs and facilitating a smooth integration into graduate-level work.


In creating the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, the U.S. Congress paid tribute to Dr. Ronald McNair, an astronaut and scientist who perished aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1986. The goal of the McNair program is to assist promising students from low-income/first-generation or under-represented backgrounds to enter the professoriate. It was founded on the premise that neither socio-economic nor minority status should prevent talented students from pursuing a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.


The McNair Scholars Program at UT Arlington was funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 1990. It is one of approximately 150 McNair programs at public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States.


The program works with a minimum of 34 Scholars each academic year. It recruits new participants from all majors (in which one might earn a Ph.D.) each fall for spring admission. The program particularly encourages science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors to apply. McNair Scholars remain active members of the program until they graduate with a bachelor of arts or science.

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Recent Submissions

  • McNair Scholars Research Journal 

    Papers: Miandria Davis, Arianna Gomez, Meghan Lowrey, Nicholas Prasatporn; Abstracts: Sabita Ale Thapa, Jazmyn Barajas-Trujillo, Jeremy Dubhrós, Efret M. Ghirmazion, Saul Gutierrez, Rashad J. Harrison, Jose Medina, Chidalu Mozie, Zaynab Omisade, Daniel Pichardo, Noemi Rodriguez, Andrew Soto-Levins, Acacia Young, Jennifer Yuhas (University of Texas at Arlington Library MavOpenPressCentral Library, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2018)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Abstracts: Sarah K. Anderson, Mireya Arroyo, Chad Austin, Diana Bueno, Brandon David Butler, Jeremy D. Cortez, Linda Dao, Laura Drzich, Gabriel Escobedo, Victor Isaias Gonzalez Hernandez, Destiny Price, Alicia Ricci, Aspen Samuel, Bailey Sayles, Kristina Toth, Andrew Velasquez, Khanh Vu (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2013 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Abstracts: William Addington, Mason Bartels, Courtney Broderick, Emmanuel Y. Fordjour, Isaac Frias, Valene Garr, Stephanie Gutierrez, Peter Hedleston, Doreen Hernandez, Jessica Maria Isch, Carlos Lara, Lawanda McKelvy, Omomayowa Olawoyin, Kristen Semento, Breanne Soteros, Samantha White, (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2014 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Abstracts: Helen King, Dan Gonzalez, George Scott Pesiridis, Jason Soard, Lora Savage, Chad Zutter, James Marlatt, Jackie Franklin, Joseph Bohanon, Diana Stedman, Mary A. Walker, Nora Allen, Karen Aline Sarabia, Vonda Boone, Michael Mosley, Phat Vo, Carolyn Boyd, Monica May, C Aaron French (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 1996 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Papers: Elizabeth Romero-Coca, Terrence E. Johnson, Mary Cavazos, Lisa Garces, Karen Honea, Shatremeyia Porter, Armando Villarreal y Talamantes, Badia Abdullah, Rachel Herwig, Andreia Caldwell, Miriam Frias, Amanda George, Jennifer Williams, Chelsea Beverly (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2001 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Papers: Xyna Cabuling, José Gonzalez, William Oyeniyi, Clara Saldivar, Kenneth Roundtree, Nicole Campbell, Wendy Buford, Rodrick Dangerfield, Rachel Herwig, Karen Honea, Ramona Mahaffey, Gulnaz Bachlani, Jennifer Jamison, Kimberly Mondragon, Charles Moradi, Patricia Valencia (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2002 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Paper: Martha Contreras, Juan Ibarra, Sami Musa, Violeta Tayeh, Amy Durham, Thomas Gonzales, Holly Heatley, Jennifer Lucas, Grace Anne Wilhelm, Marisol Chang, Sharon Lynn, Stephen Stampp, Betty Vogds, Demetrial Wright, Tiffany Powell (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2003 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Papers: Bianca Canales, Nyla Davis, Nicole Griffis, Claudia Gutierrez, Angel Mayorga, Faith Nibbs, Kyle Vernon, Adetunji (T.J.) Odeyemi, Anjenique Anderson, Angelica Eddington, Rachel Hansen, Michael Ukpong, Rosanne Whitten, Kan'Dace Council, Tiffany Powell (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2005 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Papers: Samuel Odamah, Codi Blackmon, Daniel Chung, Justin Jones, Richard Manuel, Natalie Mott, Misty Pegue, Jeremy Serna, Robin Willis, Kristen Creech, Patrick Ramirez, Camille Rogers, Danyel Specht, Monet Yousef (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2006 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Abstracts: Codi Reneee Blackmon; Papers: Dejanira Castillejos, Radhames Miguel Villafana, Husein Anshur, Erika Crespo, Monet Joseph, Arturo Menchaca, Aale Naqvi, José Gabriel Sánchez, Mohammed Salem, Yonathan Tafesse, Ellen L. Terry, Jennifer Williams, Omid Zaré-Mehrjerdi (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library, University of Texas at Arlington, 2007 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Abstracts: Mary Stephanie Cook, Anastasia Hayes-Stoker, Brenda J. Jackson, Tasia Milton, Arlene Tracy Steadman, Diana Sudduth, Gerell Williams, Mayra Rodriguez, Rhonessia Johnson, Antonio Lopez, Sonya Lopez, Tara McKelvy, Bryan Motwani, Omid Zaré-Mehrjerdi, Ranita Norwood (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2008 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Abstracts: Keduse Agonafer, Hollis Cobb, Whitney Hansen, Anastasia Hayes-Stoker, Christopher Mangus, Neri Sondoval-Villa, Derrick Love-Jones, Matthew A. Davis, Steven Emenhiser, Sharon Hernandez, Antonio López, Andrew Palacios, Crystal Red Eagle, Stephanie Rivera Fenniri, Juandell Parker (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library, University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Abstracts: Jacob Narvaez, Christian Torres-Lopez, K. Bruce Rollins, Justin Erdmann, M. Faye Hanson, Ashley Liggins, Patricia Mann, Kimberly Nicole Sams, Daniel Wagner, Elizabeth Awad, Cam Liu, Gabriela Romero, Melanie Verna, Brocke Addison, Sharie Vance (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library, University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 Summe)
  • McNair Research Journal 

    Abstracts: Russell Southard, Jessica Lair, Angel Aymond, Ceola Brown, Jeremy Johnson, TiMar Long, Wiliante Slater, Amber Trent, Ayoade "Joy" Ademuyewo, Darelle Colinot, Norma Ghanem, Jean-Luc Nshimiyimana, Patricia Vignaux, Khanh Vu (University of Texas at ArlingtonCentral Library University of Texas at Arlington, 2012 Summe)
  • McNair Scholars Research Journal 

    Papers: Saul Gutierrez, Adrian Villalobos, Prince Osuchukwu, Micalah Spenrath; Abstracts: Jaclyn Bazaldua, Tristen Cardwell, Claudia Carranza, Sydney Cox, Katie Kang, Minwoo Kim, Nicolas E. Long, Claudia Martinez, Jessica McCammon, Kayleigh Miranda (University of Texas at Arlington Library MavOpenPressCentral Library, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2017)