Admission to the McNair Program
Eligible students are:
Students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 in the major or
Students with exceptional academic progress in the two preceding semesters or
Students with exceptional academic progress in the last 30 hours of academic credits.
Students interested in attending graduate school and pursuing doctoral studies.
Students interested in a joint professional and traditional academic doctoral degree.
Full-time sophomores (60 credits minimum), juniors and, on rare occasion, seniors who can commit to a summer research experience and have had prior research experience.
Students enrolled at the University of Maryland College Park, Frostburg State University, or Saint Mary's College of Maryland;
Students who are traditionally under-represented in graduate school or specific graduate programs;
Students who meet financial and family education requirements;
U.S. Citizen or Perminent Resident; and
Transfer students who meet all the above requirements.
Qualities and Attributes of Our Applicants
Because we are preparing the next generation of problem-solvers, scholars, public intellectuals, professors, and leaders, we consider the following qualities:
Mature, responsible and reliable
Potential for leadership
Honesty, sincerity and integrity
A commitment to research
An activist spirit
A desire to discover new knowledge
The program offers these services:
Preparation for graduate school admissions tests
Supplemental academic advising
Graduate school advising
Paid summer research internship
Assistance with identification and acquisition of graduate school financing
Assistance with graduate school applications
Advanced writing classes
Opportunities to present research at national McNair Conferences
Research preparation classes/seminars
Academic development workshops
When to Apply
Priority Deadline: January 8, 2018.
Regular Deadline: February 12, 2018.
Applications are being processed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until all spaces are filled. Please contact the McNair Scholars Program Office with questions: email@example.com or 301-405-4749.
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