Join McNair Scholars

Find information about how to apply to become a McNair scholar, benefits and a typical timeline for a student.


The application will open in August 2024. The priority deadline to apply is October 1 each year. Learn how to apply and the materials you need to submit.


McNair targets first-generation students with financial need or groups that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. Find out if you are eligible to apply to the program.

Program benefits

Scholars receive numerous invaluable benefits that help them gain entrance to doctoral programs and lead to careers in higher education. Learn more about how McNair Scholars can benefit you.

Program Timeline

Learn more about the program's timeline by reviewing a typical timeline for students starting in the fall of their junior year.