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McNair Scholars Program Eligibility


Participation in the McNair Scholars Program is limited to students who meet the eligibility requirements.

To be eligible to apply, a student must:


1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
2. Be an undergraduate student (preferably junior status) with a 2.75 GPA (3.0 GPA or above preferred) who is considering graduate studies at the doctoral level
3. Be EITHER a first-generation, low-income student (generally, that means neither parent graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree and that financial assistance is needed to pay for college; exact criteria will be determined individually)
a student from an ethnic or racial group underrepresented in graduate education.