McNair Scholars Program Eligibility

group of NMU parentsWho is eligible?

An easy way to determine if you're eligible is to take our survey. 

Students must meet at least ONE of the following two requirements: 

  • A low income and first generation college student,
  • From an underrepresented ethnic/racial minority group (Native American, African American, Asia Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latinx)

Other eligibility requirements include: 

  • 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.

Please reach out to our office with any questions at or check out our FAQ page!