Applying to the Program

The application is still open for limited spots in the 29th cohort of McNair Scholars. If you are interested in participating beginning Spring 2024 please contact Karina Moncayo-Michel to determine eligibility and fit.

Applications typically open in September but the McNair staff encourages contact in interested students anytime of the year.

Your application must include:

The Application Form (pdf)

Signature required.

Up to 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

Students can submit their documents via Canvas. Interested applicants must request access to the McNair Application site when applications open.

Faculty can email their letters of reference and the form to the program or any staff member.