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Become a McNair Scholar

Now accepting applications for 2024 cohort

If you’re considering going to graduate school, the McNair Scholars Program can help you get there. We offer a comprehensive program designed to prepare you for successful entry into and eventual completion of a doctoral program of study through structured research experience, a graduate school preparation seminar, and additional activities designed to contribute to your scholarly development. It is a challenging but transformative and worthwhile experience!

What do Mcnair scholars do? 

Application for Admission


Eligibility Criteria

  • Second- or third-year students with a minimum of 60 credits completed by the end of the academic year and at least one more year of undergraduate enrollment.
  • 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA
  • American citizen or US permanent resident
  • Strong interest in completing a graduate degree
  • Strong interest in completing a research project
  • First generation college student AND income eligible
    -- OR --
    Member of a population underrepresented at the graduate level (American Indian/Native American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)

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