McNair Scholars Program

Eligibility

Scholars Eligibility

To qualify for the McNair Scholars Program, students must:

  • Have an interest in research
  • An underrepresented or low-income and first-generation student at SMU
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency
  • Have plans to pursue doctoral study after graduation

Application Components

  • McNair Application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendations (at least 1 from SMU faculty)
  • Income Tax Return form for the previous year
  • Personal statement