Who is Eligible to Participate?
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 at the graduate level (African American, Latino American, Native American).

 The Applicant must also:

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

To learn more about McNair, please attend one of the informational sessions:

  • Fall info Session #1 - Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 4:30 - 5:30 pm in the OADI Lounge (200 CCC);
  • Fall info Session #2 - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 4:30 - 5:30 pm in the OADI Lounge (200 CCC).

To complete an application, please click here

The application deadline is Friday, October 11th, 2019 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 18th, 2020.

If you are a recommendation writer, please click here.