How to Apply

To become a McNair Scholar, you must:

  • Must have at least a 2.80 grade point average
  • Must have completed the sophomore year or completed 60 credit hours 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a first generation college student who meets income guidelines OR from an ethnic group underrepresented in doctoral programs (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaskan or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)

To Apply

To apply, complete the McNair Scholars Program Application and the McNair Program Eligibility and Earning Certification

You must complete the application in one sitting. Before beginning the application please have the following information ready: 

  • A 500 word reflection on why you want to be a McNair Scholar, including your academic and career goals and qualifications 
  • Names and email addresses for 2 recommenders 
  • A copy of your 2017 or 2018 federal income tax return (for independent students) or your parents' 2017 or 2018 federal income tax returns (for dependent students) 

Applications are due Sunday, March 3.

 

 

To learn more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact McNair Staff to schedule an informational meeting.

Final decisions for the Summer Research Institute 2020 cohort will be made in April.

Benefits of Summer Research Institute
  • Develop a relationship with a faculty mentor in your major and conduct research for 8 weeks
  • Receive a stipend up to $2800 to provide support during the summer research initiatives
  • Reside in Honors Residence Hall during Summer Research Institute
  • Present research at local and regional conferences with all expenses paid
  • Participate in field trips to facilities in Northeast Ohio
  • Receive academic credit for Honors courses at Kent State University
  • Attend graduate preparation workshops
  • Have access to computer facilities
  • Participate in a graduate school tour
  • Receive academic and personal counseling
Academic Year Activities
  • Participate in graduate school preparation workshops
  • Participate in workshops to develop soft skills, networking and more
  • Receive individual assistance with graduate school applications
  • Receive financial resources, including fee waivers
  • Develop academic skills 
  • Attend cultural, social and team-building events and gatherings
  • Maintain mentorship with a Faculty mentor
  • Present research at conferences
Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Meet regularly with a Faculty mentor in your major
  • Meet regularly with McNair Staff
  • Receive advice from and network with faculty in your field
  • Receive individual tutoring
  • Have access to personal and academic counseling