WHY SHOULD YOU BE A MENTOR?
Mentoring a McNair Scholar is a rewarding service opportunity where you can truly make a difference in our students’ lives. You help them establish social capital, understand their options and realize their potential, and build their self-efficacy. You challenge them to become a true scholar and support them along the way. Additionally, you provide them assistance in developing their research skills and writing samples and help them identify conferences and presentation opportunities and future research projects.
You may also gain research publication and presentation opportunities if you choose to serve as a primary investigator on the Scholar’s study. We highly encourage such collaboration if your research interests align. We hope that you find opportunities to co-present and co-publish to enhance your CV and help Scholars develop their experiences.
Finally, for Faculty Mentors who serve in the role during a Scholar’s participation in the Summer Research Institute, a compensation of $400 in the form of a stipend check will be issued at the end of said summer.