The McNair Program helps prepare undergraduate students, not only to
succeed in graduate school, but to excel in all undertakings. Participation
in the McNair Program is competitive. To qualify, an applicant must meet
the following criteria:
Possess a STRONG interest in obtaining a Ph.D.
A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
The first in his or her family to earn a bachelor's
Meet the income level established by the federal
Attained sophomore status
Hold a minimum 2.7 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in major
area of study
Graduating by August of 2009
Plans to enter a graduate program by the fall after completion of a bachelorís degree
NOTE: One-third of the participants may come from underrepresented
groups: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, or Native Americans.
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