How to Apply | McNair Scholars Program | Kent State University

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
  • 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 required application documents.
The McNair Scholars Program Recommendation Form (PDF) must be completed by two recommenders. 

Applications are due Monday, Oct. 22.

 Please submit Recommendation Form to mcnair@kent.edu or :

McNair Scholars Program

Suite 151, Center for Undergraduate Excellence

975 University Esplanade

Kent, Ohio 44242
 

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

Final decisions for the fall 2018 cohort will be made in November.

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