McNair Scholars Program Eligibility

group of NMU parentsWho is eligible for the McNair Scholars Program? 

  • Students can be eligible in two different ways: 1.) By being a first generation college student (neither parent has earned a four year college degree) and considered low income according to Federal TRIO Program Low Income Levels. OR 2.) Students who are members of an underrepresented minority group: Native American, African American, Asia Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latinx.

Other eligibility requirements: 

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
  • Full-time undergraduate student status at Northern Michigan University;
  • Interest in entering a Ph.D. doctoral program;
  • Successful completion of at least 40 credit hours by the end of the fall semester with a 2.75 overall grade point average; and
  • Commitment to completing a research internship.

Click here to take the eligibility survey to help find out if you're eligible. 

Interested in learning more about the McNair program and eligibility requirements? Take a moment to read over our Frequently Asked Questions or feel free to stop by our office at 401 Cohodas with Graduate Education and Research.

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