Prospective Scholar


To be eligible for the McNair Scholars Program, a student must:

  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours at time of entry.

  •  Be a U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. resident.

  • Come from a low-income family and be the first generation to complete a baccalaureate degree OR be a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education (Including African American, Native American, and Chicano/Latino).

  • Intend to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation.

Students who have transferred from a community college are especially encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

*This program is not open to students intending to pursue professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, management, or law.