Eligibility for McNair Scholars Program
McNair applicants must be either low-income and first-generation students or belong to a population that is historically underrepresented in graduate education. Currently, the U.S. Department of Education has designated the following groups as underrepresented for the purposes of the McNair Scholars Program eligibility: African American/Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (with an affiliation with the United States).
Additionally, students must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a 3.0 or greater GPA
- Commit to attending graduate school and earning a PhD
- Have sophomore or junior standing at Truman