Eligibility

If you are a member of one or both of these groups, you may qualify to be a McNair Scholar:

1. Low-Income AND First-Generation Students

  • Check the Federal low-income guidelines to determine if your taxable income is considered low-income as defined by the U.S. Department of Education
  • A first-generation college student is a student whose parents/guardians did not have a four-year degree before the student was 18

AND/OR

2. Students Underrepresented in Doctoral Programs

Currently, underrepresented groups include African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

Additional Requirements

  • US citizen or permanent residency
  • Expecting to immediately enter an academic/research graduate program upon graduation
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 OR demonstrate significant academic progress toward a competitive GPA
  • Some Summer commitment required