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McNair Scholars Program

Applying to the Program

The priority deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is September 24, 2018. In addition, McNair has rolling admissions throughout the academic year depending on the program’s needs.

Application forms are available online or may be picked up in the McNair office in 102 Holton Hall. Applications may be submitted via email, US mail, or may be dropped off in the McNair office.

Your application must include:
The Application Form (pdf) 

Signature required.

Two Faculty Reference Forms (pdf)

Instruct your references to complete the form and write a letter discussing your academic history and potential. You should provide your information and signature on the forms before giving them to your faculty references. It is recommended that at least one of your references hold a Ph.D.

College Transcripts

Include transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. These may be unofficial transcripts.

Personal Essay

Your essay should describe your career goals, including your proposed area of graduate study, your reasons for selecting this area, and your reasons for wishing to undertake graduate study. See the form for more comprehensive directions for the essay's content.

Submitting the application

You can submit all of the items at one time or your faculty references can submit their letters directly to the program.

Items should be submitted in person or via campus mail or U.S. mail to the following address:

McNair Scholars Program
1101 Mid-Campus Drive N
102 Holton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506