Applications to join the next McNair Cohort are due December 9, 2023!

Required Application Materials

  • Online application form
  • Eligibility Documents
    • Parent/guardian’s most recent signed federal tax return (if applying as low-income)
    • I-94 or asylum approval letter (if applying as a refugee or asylee)
  • Research Proposal (250 Words)
    • Your research proposal should provide an understanding of your research area(s) of interest to the reader. Consider addressing the following questions: what academic or social problem do you want to solve, and why is it important? Why is this discipline interesting and a good path to answer the question you shared?
  • Personal Statement (250 Words)
    • Your personal statement MUST address the following: Why do you want to pursue a Ph.D. or other graduate program? What are your academic aspirations and career goals? How will the McNair Scholars Program help you achieve this goal(s)?
  • Two Faculty Recommendations

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