Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the McNair Achievement Program:
--U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America
--Considered low income, first generation college student, and/or a member of a traditionally underrepresented group in higher education (e.g. African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, or student with a disability).
[In accordance to Federal government guidelines, a first-generation student is one whose parents have not earned a Bachelor's degree. If you lived with only one parent before the age of 18, consider the educational status of only that parent.]
[Low income is defined by the Federal government using the family's taxable income from the IRS Form 1040. Please see the Department of Education website: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html for low-income level determinations.]
--Completed a minimum of 60 credits hours
--Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
--Full-time student at Wayne State enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours
--Committed to earning a Doctorate Degree in a field of study
[Students wishing to pursue law, dentristry, medicine, optometry or veterinary careers are not eligible for this program unless they intend to do a dual degree that includes a PhD.]
--Participants of LSAMP, Math Corp and STEM related Student Organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.
The McNair Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 cohort. Completed applications will be reviewed when submitted. McNair Scholars Application