McNair Research Scholars

McNair Research Scholars

The McNair Research Scholars program at Delta State University provides eligible undergraduate students with paid critical research experiences, preparation for graduate school entrance exams such as GRE, GMAT, MCAT, NCLEX, and Praxis, mentoring, professional skills, and assistance with the graduate application process. We are looking for students who want to enroll in graduate school to ultimately earn a Ph.D.

Statement of Confidentiality: The information requested in this application is for the purpose of determining the applicant’s eligibility for the McNair Research Scholars Program. Information received is treated as confidential.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Wendolyn S. Stevens
Project Director
P: 662-846-4876

McNair Research Scholars Program Application

  • In order to accurately respond to requests from a variety of Federal, State, and Community entities, DSU asks you to answer the following questions:

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    According to Federal McNair Guidelines, Hispanic/Latino refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
  • Please answer the following questions regarding your undergraduate experience:

  • Please enter a value between 0.00 and 4.00.
  • Please answer the following questions:

  • Please include any previous research experience. If any, name the Program, Institution, and Faculty Mentor. If none, please enter "n/a".
  • Please include any awards, honors, and scholarships received. If none, please enter "n/a".
  • Please include any organizations you hold membership and/or have previously participated. If none, please enter "n/a".
  • Please answer the following Eligibility Criteria:

NOTE: In addition to this application, the following information is required to complete your Application packet:

  1. A 300 – 500 word essay explaining your interest in the McNair Scholars Program. Explain your academic and career goals and why you want to participate in this program. Include your qualifications that you may have, such as employment, internships, research, laboratory experience, or other skills.
  2. Two (2) recommendation forms from someone familiar with your academic work (i.e. faculty member) sent directly to the McNair Research Scholars Office, Kent Wyatt Hall, Suite 239. The McNair Research Scholars Program Recommendation form must be used. Letters will not be accepted.
  3. A copy of your most recent FAFSA / SAR and current federal income tax return for documentation.

Please return application and supporting documents to:
McNair Research Scholars
Wendolyn S. Stevens, Project Director
Kent Wyatt Hall, Suite 239