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McNair Scholars Students

Become a McNair Scholar.

* The McNair Scholars Program will be accepting applications for the 2015/2016 academic year until all slots are filled. Please submit documents requested here in-person, or by mail, or fax to:

Perry Fittrer
McNair Scholars Program
Thompson Building, Suite #200
Mailstop #0075
Reno, NV 89557-0075

Phone: (775) 784-6044


Fax: (775) 784-1353

We are currently accepting applications for scholars for fall 2015. The priority will be given to those applications received on or before September 18th, 2015. Applications received after this date will be considered as space allows, or for admission to the program in future semesters. Completed applications require steps 1-3 below to be complete. Applicants accepted in fall 2015 will be selected to participate in the spring/summer 2016 research cohort. At this time, we are only accepting applications for students who plan to graduate in fall 2016 or later.

Step One

 Submit the McNair Scholars Program on-line application. Please review the following Eligibility Requirements put forth by the U.S. Department of Education, before proceeding with your application. There is also a time commitment involved with program services. Please review the following program requirements prior to proceeding. After your online application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by the McNair Scholars Program and asked to proceed to step two.

Step Two:

Step Three:

All applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee and students will be invited for an interview. Students who are selected for the McNair Scholars Program interview process will be required to complete the Eligibility Signature Page Form along with providing tax year 2014 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ copies (front and back ONLY), OR signed FAFSA, OR a Statement of Non-Taxable Income.

Students will be selected to participate in the McNair Scholars program after interviews are completed. 

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