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Who is Eligible to Participate in McNair?

An applicant for the McNair Program must either be a: 

  • first-generation college student with demonstrated high financial need, or
  • member of an underrepresented group, which has traditionally been underrepresented in graduate education

 The Applicant must also:

  • be highly motivated and dedicated towards gaining a Ph.D. and teaching at the university level
  • have achieved sophomore class standing
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher

How do I apply to the McNair Scholars Program?

1. Attend a Fall semester informational session:

  • Fall info Session #1 - Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 4:30 - 5:30 pm in the OADI Lounge
  • Fall info Session #2 - Thursday, September 9th, 2021 4:30 - 5:30 pm in the OADI Lounge

2. Complete McNair Application - Applications for 2021 cohort will open on September 8th.

3. Interview for the position (invitations will be extended via email)   

The application deadline is Friday, October 8th, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Early applications are encouraged.

Important dates to remember include:

  • application review and interview process: October
  • notification of acceptance: November
  • scholar induction ceremony: Saturday, April 16th, 2022.

McNair Scholar Recommendation Writers

If you are a recommendation writer, please access the McNair Scholar recommendation form