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McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to apply if you have/are:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a serious desire to earn a Ph.D.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher
  • Either a first generation college student who also has a low income level, as suggested by the U.S. Department of Education OR
  • A member of a group underrepresented in Graduate Education:

-       Black or African American

-       Hispanic or Latino

-       American Indian or Alaska Native

-       Native Hawai’ians or Other Pacific Islanders

  • Preference is given to students who have previously participated in a TRIO program

How To Apply