University of Washington McNair Scholars Program Application Deadline is April 5, 2013 by 5:00pm

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. For more information please go to:

Printable PDF of McNair Applications can be found at:

In order to apply for the McNair Program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education. Because this is a federally funded program, these are strict requirements.

To be eligible, you:

· must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

· must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (for detailed descriptions, click on the links); or
must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander). Low-income, defined by the U.S. Department of Education can be found at: First-generation, defined by the U.S. Department of Education can be found at:

· must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the University of Washington1

· must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program

· must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program)

· must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)

· must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D.2

1Post-baccalaureate students and students who already have one bachelors degree are not eligible for the program.
2Students whose career goals include a medical (MD) or other professional degree (JD, MBA, PharmD, etc.) are not eligible for the program.

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